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Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age

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Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age - Howe, Katherine S, and Voorsanger, Catherine Hoover, and Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney

In 1848, Gustave Herter arrived in America from Germany, fleeing political and economic chaos. His brother, Christian, joined him a decade later. By 1875 their firm, renamed Herter Brothers, was supplying the White House with furnishings, as it had been doing for some of America's wealthiest families since 1858. During this opulent period, Herter ... Read More