Herter Brothers (1864-1906) Pair of Library Armchairscirca 1880possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicagocarved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear legeach of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)

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Lot 37W
Herter Brothers (1864-1906)
Pair of Library Armchairs
circa 1880
possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicago
carved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear leg
each of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)

US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£ 8,300 - 12,000
Herter Brothers (1864-1906)
Pair of Library Armchairs
circa 1880
possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicago
carved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear leg
each of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)

Footnotes

  • One of the armchairs appears to be identical to one illustrated in the library of the Marshall Field Mansion at 1905 Prairie Avenue, Chicago, illustrated in Artistic Houses. A pair of identical armchairs were recorded in a 1951 photograph taken of an interior at "Happy House", Darius Ogen Mills' California residence furnished by Herter in the 1880s.

    Literature
    G. W. Sheldon, 'Artistic Houses, Being a Series of Interior Views of a Number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States', New York, 1883 (reprinted 1971), Vol. 2 Part 1. pp. 43-47
    K. Howe, A. C. Frelinghuysen and C. H. Voorsanger, 'Herter Brothers - Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age', New York, 1994 pp. 148-149 for a discussion of Darius Ogden Mills and 'Happy House'
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Herter Brothers (1864-1906) Pair of Library Armchairscirca 1880possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicagocarved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear legeach of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)
Herter Brothers (1864-1906) Pair of Library Armchairscirca 1880possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicagocarved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear legeach of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)
Herter Brothers (1864-1906) Pair of Library Armchairscirca 1880possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicagocarved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear legeach of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)
Herter Brothers (1864-1906) Pair of Library Armchairscirca 1880possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicagocarved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear legeach of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)
Herter Brothers (1864-1906) Pair of Library Armchairscirca 1880possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicagocarved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear legeach of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)
Herter Brothers (1864-1906) Pair of Library Armchairscirca 1880possibly from the Marshall Field House, Chicagocarved ebonized cherry, remnants of sprung upholstery, on original casters, one stamped 5233, the other 5768 to inside of proper right rear legeach of height 34 1/2in (88cm); width 26 3/4in (68cm); depth 31in (79cm)
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