Neal Auction is preparing for another great sale this weekend, their Spring Estates Sale on Saturday April 18th and 19th. The Victorian Furniture headliner for me in this sale is the Herter Brothers-attributed credenza shown above:
An Important American Renaissance Inlaid, Porcelain and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Rosewood Parlor Cabinet, c. 1865, attributed to Herter Brothers, New York, the blocked and scrolled backsplash centered with a porcelain roundel, terminals in the form of lion’s paws, original red velvet inset tops, Greek key frieze, canted gilt anthemion incised deep moldings above a small paneled inlaid drawer, the architectonic doors with bronze panels, each section flanked by stop fluted scrolled acanthus carved stiles and chevron inlaid panels, low drawers and conforming blocked base, height 60 3/4 in., width 66 5/8 in. $25000/35000
The good stuff doesn’t end there however, with pieces attributed to Prudent Mallard, John Henry Belter, Charles Parker, Anthony Quervelle (Empire period, though one of my Philly favorites), Gustave Herter, Bembe & Kimbel, Charles Lee, Kimbel & Cabus and more, this will be a sale with something for everyone.
The full catalog is viewable online at Neal Auction’s site.