Fine Art and Antiques
Display Cabinet Made for J. P. Morgan
65 inches high by 72 wide and 15 deep
Cream color and gilt wood
Glass Doors with brass mullions
Stamped on Rear "Herter Bro's"
"Artistic Houses", D. Appleton & Co.1883
"In Pursuit of Beauty" Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986, page 167
Herter Brothers was commissioned to decorate the home of Oliver Ames, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts , subsequent to the completion of the Morgan Commission. For the Ames home Christian Herter asked to recreate the Morgan drawing room furnishings with their unique cream color and gold leaf finish. Herter reproduced this form for the Ames' whose cabinet is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Period photograph and slight differences between the two cabinets positively identifies this cabinet as the one made for Morgan.
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