Herter Brothers
Post Road Gallery
Fine Art and Antiques

Herter Brothers
New York

Pair of Aesthetic Side Chairs
Rosewood and various inlaid woods, Gilt incising

35 inches high by 22 deep and 20 wide
Circa 1880

A similar suite of furniture s in the collection of the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, CT

Herter Brothers was America's premier design furniture manufacturer in the last half of the 19th century. Their name is synonymous with the Aesthetic Movement, a design trend that began in England with the western awakening to Japanese decorative arts. These chairs show the incorporation of Japanese influenced decoration on a formal French Renaissance Revival form. Christian Herter is thought to be the most successful American designer in this style. Herter Brother's clients were America's new elite who made their fortunes as our country grew into an industrial power. The Vanderbilts, J.P. Morgan, Oliver Ames, Mark Hopkins and the White House under the Grant Administration were all clients of Herter Brothers.

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