An American Renaissance parcel-gilt, carved and ebonized cabinet commissioned for the first floor Master bedroom of the Milton Slocum Latham residence, Thurlow Lodge, Menlo Park, California. Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1872. "WB143 label" and Warner Brothers logo brand on back. Dimensions: 6'10"h x 5'2"w x 23.5"d. Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. Mary K. Hopkins, previously sold Butterfield & Butterfield at Thurlow Lodge, October 5, 1942, lot 336, Bonham's American Furniture & Decorative Arts, 2009, lot 1296 (original Bonham's ticket present) thence to private collector.
Brothers Christian and Gustave Herter were German immigrants. The Herter Brothers firm (1864-1906), in New York, specialized in comprehensive interior design and cabinet making to the Gilded Age. Among their clients were William Vanderbilt, Mark Hopkins, Jay Gould, Ulysses Grant (for the White House), Milton Latham (Thurlow Lodge) and Ruggles S. Morse (a Southern hotel baron). Their work is known for its complex carvings and ornamentation as well as skill of workmanship.
Thurlow Lodge is the no-longer-extant Menlo Park California mansion of former California governor and United States senator Milton Slocum Latham (1827–1882) and his second wife, Mary McMullin. Mr. and Mrs. Latham commissioned the interior design for their home from the New York City firm of Herter Brothers, whose San Francisco outlet catered to prominent patrons such as Mark Hopkins, James Flood, Darius Ogden Mills, and John D. Spreckels.
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Scattered were, scratches and small losses throughout. 2" x 2" loss left front corner foot (piece present), 2.5" x 2.5" loss left rear foot (piece present), loss to handle to upper left Aladdin's lamp finial (piece present). Losses to carved "ribbon curl" at top. Repair to right front foot. Scratches to upper top and scratches and abrasions to shelves. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups.
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