Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age


Collectors and interior designers will find this one most interesting and enlightening as the entire book drills down on the contributions of two people, Gustave and Christian Herter, who fled their native Germany, Gustave in 1848, Christian in 1875, to set up shop in the United States. As early as 1858 Gustave was selling furniture to the White House.This is an antique lover's dream book because of the intense concentration on one facet of antique furniture and design during the Gilded Age.It is the first book to focus squarely on the Herters and augments its massive amount of information with 133 color photographs and 167 black and white.Theirs is the stuff of which the American elite -- J. Pierpont Morgan and William Vanderbilt -- sought to furnish their homes. But they didn't stop with just furniture when the he Herter Brothers could provide so much more -- woodwork, fancy plasterwork, lighting fixtures, window treatments, carpets, textiles, stained glass and decorative accessories.The book has no names or writing, no bumps to boards, and no tears or chips. It will arrive in brand new protective mylar. It measures 9"x11-1/4" and has 272 pages.

Title: Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age

Author Name: Howe, Katherine S.;Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney;Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.);Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;High Museum of Art

Categories: Antiques, Collectibles, Interior Design,

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 1994

ISBN Number: 0810934264

ISBN Number 13: 9780810934269

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 24911

Keywords: Gustave Herter. Christian Herter. Gilded Age. Internior Design . Herter Furniture.