Stanford White Parlor Set Mystery
Usually when I do these antique Victorian furniture posts I post an image or so and accompany it with the brief research that I have done. I’m going to do it backwards this time. I am posting the image first without having done any research and let those in the Rare Victorian community who are fans of Herter Brothers and the Aesthetic Movement sniff around in parallel with me and contribute their thoughts via the comments section below.
I receive emails regularly from site visitors wondering what furniture they have and which Victorian-era cabinetmaker produced it. The chair above is part of a 3-piece Aesthetic Movement parlor set that was passed down in the family from a visitor’s grandparents who purchased it around 1911 when they married. Along with it came the story passed down by grandma that it was designed by the famous architect Stanford White. She also suggests by the floral design on the skirt that it could have been made by the Herter Brothers.
So what are your thoughts? Could it have been designed by Stanford White? Might the set have been manufactured by the Herter Brothers?[Not a valid template]