I received an email from a Rare Victorian visitor recently of a find in an as-yet-unnamed museum. He provided pictures of a cabinet that the museum staff was not sure of what they had. This RV visitor took some pics and went away thinking it was quite “Herter-ish”. I agree.
It appears to be largely Maple with very high quality inlay. Also, pay attention to the substantial hinges on the lower front doors and the basket-weave carving on the side of the top of the cabinet. I can’t match any element of the cabinet with known Herter after about 15 minutes of comparisons, but maybe other can. It certainly is made by a high-end maker and probably New York.
What do you think?