Sideboard

A work made of oak with white pine.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oak with white pine.

Date:

1876/80

Artist:

Herter Brothers
American, 1864–1906

About this artwork

Founded by the German immigrant Gustave Herter in the 1850s, Herter Brothers began as a furniture manufacturing shop, but the company soon became one of America’s most notable tastemakers of the late 19th century. The firm specialized in creating the eclectic yet unified interiors popular during the Aesthetic movement. Ornamented with foliate panels, Romanesque arches, and small turned and chamfered pillars, this “modern Gothic” sideboard reinterprets the medieval past, using, for instance, the favorite Aesthetic element of the sunflower arranged in a Gothic tree-of-life motif.

On View

American Art, Gallery 177

Artist

Herter Brothers

Title

Sideboard

Origin

New York City

Date

1876–1880

Medium

Oak with white pine

Inscriptions

Incised stamp at back left facing the sideboard: "HERTER BROS'S"; black crayon inscription top back of projecting bay: "Rerbison"

Dimensions

230 × 213.4 × 73.7 cm (91 1/2 × 84 × 29 in.)

Credit Line

Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust

Reference Number

1982.1113

Extended information about this artwork

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