Herter Brothers Folio Stand Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge

A fine American Renaissance parcel-gilt and carved walnut folio stand/cabinet by Herter Brothers, New York. Circa 1872. Commissioned for the first floor parlor of the Milton Slocum Latham residence, Thurlow Lodge, Menlo Park, California. Dimensions: 48"h x 42"w x 12.25"d. Provenance: Butterfield & Butterfield at Thurlow Lodge, October 5, 1942, lot 671, Bonhams, 2009, Estate of William B. Ruger, Jr. 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. Shipping within California: Delbert McCrea 831-566-6088. Outside of California: Alexander Services 203-324-4012.


Conserved to museum standards by Mark Adams.

Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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