Herter Brothers / Fire Screen / c. 1878-1880Herter Brothers
Fire Screen
c. 1878-1880

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Creator Name: Herter Brothers
Creator Qualifier: Firm of
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Made by
Creator Dates/Places: 1830 - 1908
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Herter Brothers
Title: Fire Screen
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1878
Creation End Date: 1880
Creation Date: c. 1878-1880
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Woodwork
Classification Term: Furniture
Materials and Techniques: gilded wood, painted and gilded wood panels, brocaded silk, embossed paper
Dimensions: Overall: 131.8cm x 76.2cm x 58.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.58
Credit Line: The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Context: During the 1870s the New York firm of Herter Brothers produced some of the most sophisticated and technically refined furniture made anywhere in the world at that date. Although the firm is known to have made a considerable quantity of gilded furniture,this Fire Screen is one of only a few examples to survive in good condition. The most striking aspect of this piece is the painted and gilded embossed panel of birds and flowers which was almost certainly made in Japan. The design of the screen as a whole seems to have been predicated on the use of this decoration.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.58
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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