Maker: Kimbel and Cabus, 1863-1882 Medium: Ebonized cherry wood, gilt-incised decoration, modern upholstery Place Manufactured: New York, New York, USA Dates: ca. 1880 Wood Decor, Gothic Style, Cherries Wood, New York, Brooklyn Museums, Ebonics Wood, Modern Upholstery, Decor Art, Corner Chairs
1882 American (New York) Library table at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "Between 1879 and 1882, Herter Brothers designed and decorated William Henry Vanderbilt's new Fifth Avenue mansion. This monumental table was the centerpiece of his library...Although called a library table, it was never intended for study per se; rather, it was a piece of sculpture and a monument to Vanderbilt himself."
MET's Centennial Loan Exhibition c.1876 NY Gilded Age. The Museum Library, authorized by the Museum's 1870 charter and formally established in 1880, is one of the world's great collections of art historical research materials. In this blog post, learn about the Museum’s digitizing program with the dual goals of preserving these original printed materials and expanding access to their content.
Gilded Age NYC - Tiffany & Co. Punch bowl with ladles, c.1900. Located at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Illustrated by Edward Penfield (1866-1925) Born in Brooklyn, NY, Penfield as illustrator, was considered the "Father of the American Poster" Vignette's of Manhattan: c.1894, Gilded Age.