Note to Neal Auction: free advertising on Rare Vic for infinity if this cabinet finds it’s way to my front door. Don’t worry, it’s a covered porch. Like they would need to bribe me since I blog about their sales anyway.
Yes, I’m drooling over this fantastic Allen & Brother cabinet coming up at the Louisiana Purchase Sale on the 11th. They have another sale chock full of big names: Meeks, Belter, Pottier & Stymus, Herter Brothers, Doe Hazelton. Yes, Doe Hazelton as in the House of Representatives desk manufacturers. The desk in this sale indeed bears their stencil and it is a fine example. There’s even a solo effort by Gustave Herter (attributed) in this sale in the form of a chair frame.
I have questions about a few of the attributions as I have the tendency to do – the P&S table resembles Marcotte more so to me and the Belter Library Chair is very reminiscent of the Henkels/White chair that Neal recently sold. The key differentiator appears to be – lamination. The chair sold prior didn’t appear to be laminated while this one is indeed laminated. That’s an interesting distinction and I see where they are going with that one.