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Grand Curio Cabinet Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San Francisco Residence

Pottier and Stymus Aesthetic Movement Grand Curio cabinet commissioned for the Rosewood Music Room (which was adjacent to the Library) in the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco, CA. The mixed metal marquetry inlay design and other decorative elements relate to a rosewood cabinet from the same room formerly in the collection of Warner Bros Studios now in a Northern California collection as well as the Lady's Secretary in the Newark Museum. The intricately carved oak leaf frieze is nearly identical to a desk commissioned for the adjacent library that had descended in the Washington St. home of Timothy Hopkins until it was sold at auction in 1997 for $96,000. The Grand Curio cabinet was not acquired by the Studios and is in near new original condition. Circa 1875-1880. Dimensions: 95"h x 84.25"w x 17.25"d. Provenance: Sacramento Bishop's mansion thence to private collector. 

One of the most prominent and largest American design and manufacturing firms of high quality furniture of the Victorian period, Pottier & Stymus produced furniture in the Neo-Greco, Renaissance Revival, Egyptian Revival, and Modern Gothic styles. The company supplied furniture to the President's office and the Cabinet Room in the White House in 1869, and for the homes of such well-to-do families as the Rockefellers and railway baron Leland Stanford.

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Condition:

Silvered mirrored glass in upper cabinet sides and lower right are bubbling otherwise very good condition. Original finish, keys and locks. Very minor fading and small scratches. 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: $5,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$20,570
01/16/2020

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