Can you tell me a little about this clock and this fireplace?
Sure! This fireplace and its accoutrements were designed and installed by the design firm of the Herter Brothers for John Sloane who was a partner at W & J Sloane, a New York furniture company. The fireplace is designed in the Jacobean Revival style, influenced by 16th-century English furniture and design. It's massive, and yet finely detailed.
The clock itself was not designed by the Herter brothers, but actually imported from France.
What can you tell me about this?
This fireplace surround was once part of an elaborately decorated library in a mansion on Fifth Avenue (near the Metropolitan Museum of Art today). The room was designed by the Herter Brothers, who were one of the leading interior design and cabinetmaking firms in New York. Many of their clients were so-called "robber barons" -- self-made Americans with vast personal fortunes who wished to furnish their new luxurious homes in a style that looked historic. This fireplace is in the Jacobean Revival style; the finely carved woodwork resembles architecture and furniture from 17th-century England.
Can you tell me more about all of this?
This fireplace and its various parts were designed and installed by the firm of the Herter Brothers for John Sloane, who was a partner at W. & J. Sloane, a NY furniture company. The fireplace is designed in the Jacobean Revival Style, influenced by 16th century English furniture and design. The Jacobean style was noted for its 3-dimensional fullness of the design, which I think comes across with this sturdy mahogany fireplac