Herter Brothers / Center Table / c. 1875Herter Brothers
Center Table
c. 1875

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Creator Name: Herter Brothers
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: designed and made by
Creator Dates/Places: 1745 - 1804
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Herter Brothers
Title: Center Table
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1870
Creation End Date: 1880
Creation Date: c. 1875
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Classification Term: Woodwork
Materials and Techniques: rosewood inlaid with other woods and bone
Dimensions: Overall: 76.5cm x 122cm x 76.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1987.53
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: Colonel Elverson, Philadelphia. Private collection, Pennsylvania. (Sotheby's, 13 September 1986, no. 131). (Margot Johnson, Inc., New York).
Context: The general form of this table is based on 19th-century English pieces that are variously described as modern Gothic or Eastlakian. They tend to be rectilinear with incised ornament, and are often, as here, gilded. Combined with this form are decorative elements of Japanese derivation--the carved panel of the stretcher and the inlaid medallions on the frieze beneath the top. The elaborate marquetry, or inlay, of the top includes motifs of classical origin. The top was perhaps made in France and imported to America to be used on furniture made here.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1987.53
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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