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Bedstead

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Bedstead

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Gustave Herter (American, born Germany, 1830–1898), designer
Christian Herter (American, born Germany, 1835–1883), designer
Herter Brothers (New York, New York, 1864–1907), maker

Date

ca. 1880

Medium

Ebonized cherry and marquetry of various woods

Accession #

1983.199

Dimensions

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Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 304

Description

This remarkable bedstead was made for the New York home of Pierre Lorillard, an early tobacco magnate. He was among the many prominent patrons of Herter Brothers, a group that included nearly every American captain of industry by the end of the 1880s. Herter Brothers also executed major commissions for William H. Vanderbilt (including the chair on display nearby), financier J. P. Morgan, and the White House.

Credit

Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection