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Cabinet

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Cabinet

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Gustave Herter (American, born Germany, 1830–1898), designer
Christian Herter (American, born Germany, 1835–1883), designer
Herter Brothers (New York, New York, 1864–1907), maker

Date

ca. 1875

Medium

Ebonized cherry with marquetry of various woods

Accession #

1981.1000.51

Dimensions

60 x 33 x 16 1/4 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 304

Description

The influence of Japanese decoration is evident in the elaborate marquetry panels of this parlor cabinet by Gustave and Christian Herter, who were among a wave of immigrant German cabinetmakers to New York just before the Civil War. Known for the superb quality and craftsmanship of its furniture and for its fashionable designs, Herter Brothers became the country’s leading interior design firm, with affluent patrons ranging from New York to San Francisco.

Credit

Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection