Maker: Attributed to R.J. Horner & Co. (New York, 1886-c. 1915)
American 19th century faux-bamboo furniture is quite rare and R.J. Horner was the only company to really specialize in making it. It was created primarily to furnish summer homes and was in stark contrast to the heavy Rococo Revival furniture also popular during the Victorian era. Sold as a set comprising:
- 1. Marble top nightstand (W 19.75 D 19.75 H 28 in.)
- 2. Set of 3 Side Chairs (W 16 D 15 H 34.25 in.)
- 3. Pair of Twin Beds (W 44.25 D 80 H 36 in., Mattress: W 38.75 D 76.5 in.)
- 4. Marble Top Washstand (W 44.5 D 22.5 H 29.5 in.)
- 5. Marble-Top Dresser and Mirror (W 43 D 23.5 H 33 in.)
- 6. Quilt/Towel Rack (W 27.5 D 12 H 31 in.)
Provenance: Dr. Ralph Nelson Isham (New York, 1831-1904) and Katherine Ellen (Snow) Isham (Illinois, 1833-1913).Marked:303-5,307, Ralph N. and Katherine Snow Isham (1873)/ Part of Set.
Date: c. 1873
Sold as a set with B-84-0001, B-84-0002, B-84-0003, B-84-0004, B-84-0005, B-84-0006.