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Video of Rail Road Magnate Mark Hopkins House Nob Hill Side Chair made by Herter Brothers

Updated: Jul 15


Mark Hopkins House Side Chair, c. 1878-80, designed and made by Herter Brothers (New York), rosewood, inlaid and veneered with various woods, silk (of the period, but not original) Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Museum purchase from General Acquisitions.


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