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Sale 261 Lot 602
Sold for US$60,000

Pair Herter Brothers carved giltwood side chairs New York, circa 1883-4, turned crestrail flanked by swan's head topped stiles supporting upholstered medallion held by laurel leaf designs, above overupholstered seat on tapered turned and reeded legs topped with Ionic volutes.
BH36 1/2" SH18" W17" D17" (2pcs)

Provenance: Private collection of a lady El Paso, Texas
Bequeathed to the Centennial Museum at her death in 1969.
Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #1969.26.9 and 1969.26.10)

Literature: Howe, Katherine S., HERTER BROTHERS: FURNITURE AND INTERIORS FOR A GILDED AGE. Abrams: New York, 1994, pp. 144.

Other Notes: The legs on the illustrated chair in the forementioned book are identical to those in this lot.

Chairs and cabinets from the UTEP museum collection sold in these rooms have also been identified as Herter Brothers designs for the 640 5th Avenue William H. Vanderbilt mansion in New York City.
Estimate $ 2,000-3,000

both chairs have losses to gilding and gesso throughout; old repairs to backs; fabric in poor condition; one side chair is missing pediment.

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