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    An American Renaissance Revival Style Cabinet

    Gustave Herter (1830-1898), New York, New York
    Circa 1858-1864
    Oak, rosewood, fruitwood, marble
    Marks: G. HERTER, NEW YORK
    42.5 in. high x 43.37 in. wide x 22 in. deep

    With one drawer below one drawer, the door with fruitwood border inlaid with scroll and leaf marquetry decoration and carved plaque of a woman in profile on a raised standard with carved acanthus leaves above and below, flanked by therm figures edged with gilding; the sides with therm figures at front edges and scroll on back edge, framing gilt outlined panels; shaped portoro marble top.

    Gustave Herter immigrated to New York from Germany in 1848, and after working with other cabinetmakers including Pottier and Stymus and Tiffany, Young and Ellis, he founded his own business in 1858. In 1864, Gustave formed a partnership with his brother Christian, changing the business to Herter Brothers. Their partnership led to prominent commissions including the homes of wealthy industrialists William H. Vanderbilt, J. Pierpont Morgan and Potter Palmer, among others.

    This particular cabinet was purchased by Philip Danforth Armour, founder of the Armour Meat Packing Company in Chicago, Illinois. At the end of the nineteenth-century the cabinet was moved to the Armour's summer estate Danforth Lodge on Oconomowac Lake in Wisconsin.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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