Sale 151 Lot 222
*An American Ebonized and Ivory Inset Credenza, Herter Brothers,
New York, circa 1870, having a stepped leather inset top over three ivory inlaid drawers above three paneled doors raised on carved webbed feet, the whole with incised and carved decoration throughout.
Height 45 x width 55 1/2 x depth 20 3/4 inches.
Estimate $ 8,000-12,000
Property from the Estate of Dr. Werner E. Braatz, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
For illustrations of a similar credenza, see Howe, Frelinkhuysen and Voorsanger, Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, 1994, cat. no. 15 and fig. no. 88, pages 108 and 156
In overall good, stable condition. Leather inset tops possibly later, worn and stained. Carved elements all appear present. Scattered nicks and scratches consistent with age and use. Area with loss to finish on left door. One key present, works all three locks. One of the two shelves in the center is a replacement.
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