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2023 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 206

Herter Brothers Signed Aesthetic Movement Inlaid Easel

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,400
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Herter Brothers Aesthetic movement inlaid and carved easel, with primary woods of rosewood and mahogany, stamped underside of lower base (see photos). Shell carved top with gilt highlights over a scrolled frieze with ebony inset panel and light wood inlaid opposing winged griffins and foliate designs, over a long rectangular ebony inset panel with floral and foliate designs, easel with gilt incised designs and lower gilt inset bellflowers at base of easel support, center brass track with latches to secure art work. Easel frame base with an elaborate "sawtooth" inlay design around the perimeter. Easel frame rests on a brass and metal swivel connecting to the lower base. Lower base with incised gilt aesthetic movement designs and acorn drops to each corner and centers of apron with shell carving and gilt highlights. Trestle base with center turned column support and feet with shaped brackets having center brace with ebony panel inset with leaf and flower inlay. Four turret turned feet topped with incised gilt turnip finials. 76 1/2" H x 25 1/2" x 22 1/4" D. Adjustable track to secure artwork measuring 42" L. American, Herter Brothers, circa 1880.


Overall very good condition. Some elements stabilized with glue. Very minor wear and abrasions to edges of easel top and base.

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