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3-Piece Bedroom Set Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San Francisco Residence

Carved and decorated Louis XVI three piece bedroom suite comprising a full size bed, side cabinet and commode. Cabinet and commode are marble topped. The solid cherry suite features garlands of flowers, gilt trim and handprinted panels in the style of Virgilio Tojetti (Italian, 1851-1901). These were part of the second floor bridal chamber known as the "Pompadour Room" of the Mark Hopkins Nob Hill mansion. Attributed to Herter Brothers. The room had an exuberant frescoed ceiling with flowing pink and blue flowers. The beds had massive window curtains and canopies. The bedroom suite was in many Hollywood films, including "Notorious" with Cary Grant, Ingmar Bergman and Alfred Hitchcock.

Mark Hopkins was known as one of the "Big Four" in San Francisco in the late 19th century. He was one of the founders of the Central Pacific Railroad. Hopkins choose to build his mansion on the fashionable Nob Hill (originally called California Hill) where his fellow multimillionaires also resided. Sadly Hopkins would not see his mansion and it was completed in 1878 after his death. The palatial mansion survived the 1906 earthquake but was destroyed in the fire that followed in the days after. 

Dimensions: (approximately) bed: 62.5"h x 58"w x 81"l (overall); 75"l x 52.5"w (inner), side cabinet: 40"h x 25.25"w x 23.5"d, commode 30"h x 18"w x 18"d. For shipping quote: (inside California) Delbert McCrea 831-566-6088; (outside California) Alexander Services 203-324-4012.

Condition:

Studio prop condition, not well taken care of. Repainted. Scattered significant cracks, losses and wear. Commode has approximately 1" x .75" x .75" loss left rear corner of marble. Upper lock does not work on side cabinet. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups.

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$10,285
01/16/2020

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions. Accepted methods of payments are cash, check, money order, or wire transfer for foreign payments.