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The November 2023 Auctions: Day One

Thu, Nov 16, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 1

Gustave Herter (New York) American Renaissance Carved Rosewood And Bronze Cabinet Ca. 1860, H 41" W 81.5" Depth 24"

Estimate: $10,000 - $18,000

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Makers mark on underside of left top drawer.  The decorative elements on this cabinet seem to be references to Orpheus' trip to the Underworld.   The oval plaque which serves as the focal point of the cabinet depicts Orpheus with his lyre.  The four carved masks have hollow eye sockets, a feature both indicative of Herter authorship (Howe pp. 111-113) and of the location (that is, Hades).  Provenance: Jed Johnson and Judith Hollander, Inc., New York.  Property of the Collection of Pierre Berge, Pierre Hotel, New York.  Acquired from Sotheby's, New York November 2004, Lot #8.


Small nicks at the edge of the top, in the front and sides. Wear to the leather top, scattered scuffing and raising of the leather at the front edge. Two small repairs on the face of the upper right drawer. 2" loss in the lower right corner of the central door. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.

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