Herter Brothers Parlor Cabinet

Herter Brothers parlor cabinet in walnut and rosewood with rouge griotte marble top featuring elaborate carving, gilding and pietre dure inlay work. Circa 1872. It is one of four known related pieces. One is in a New York apartment with interiors by David Parker, which was featured in the 13th Anniversary issue of Antiques & Fine Art. Another is in the Los Angles County Museum of Art, and the fourth is in a private collection. Dimensions: 46.12"h x 72"w x 19"d. Provenance: Discovered in France, then sold at auction in London to Margot Johnson, dealer. Purchased from Johnson by 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. Shipping within California: Delbert McCrea 831-566-6088. Shipping outside of California: Alexander Services 203-324-4012.


Replaced marble top. No key. Conserved to museum standards by Mark Adams.

Estimate: $100,000 - $250,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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