Wardrobe from a Bedroom Suite

Made by Herter Brothers, New York, 1865 - 1906

Made in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America


c. 1880

Ebonized cherrywood, red cedar, light and dark wood marquetry; silvered glass, brass

8 feet 8 inches × 5 feet 3 inches × 1 feet 9 1/2 inches (264.2 × 160 × 54.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 111, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William T. Carter, 1928

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Both Gustave Herter and his brother Christian trained overseas, and their decorating firm maintained offices in New York and Paris. This wardrobe reflects the interplay of international stylistic trends in the company’s designs. Its dark surface and lightwood inlay are reminiscent of Japanese lacquer wares and its rectilinear form and low-relief carving match styles popular among English furniture makers of the time.

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