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Marble Bust titled "Spirit of the West" -- an Eva Fenyes commission by an unknown San Francisco artist.
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Most of the furniture in the Hall and Reception Room were purchased from a New York antiques dealer named John Chadwick.

He specialized in Spanish, Moorish and Portuguese items. A receipt shows that Eva purchased the vargueno, chairs, brass hanging lamp, gilt brackets and Italian mirror over the vargueno, for a grand total of $932. Many items were likely purchased as antiques, but are actually nineteenth century copies of Baroque style furnishings.

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Marble Bust titled "Spirit of the West" -- an Eva Fenyes commission by an unknown San Francisco artist.

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Marble Bust titled "Spirit of the West" -- an Eva Fenyes commission by an unknown San Francisco artist.
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Marble Bust titled "Spirit of the West" -- an Eva Fenyes commission by an unknown San Francisco artist.

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The vargueno is made of iron-mounted walnut. It is a Spanish Baroque design with Moorish influence evident in the geometric patterns. Inlays are bone and ivory, with tint and gilding; on the front the
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The vargueno is made of iron-mounted walnut. It is a Spanish Baroque design with Moorish influence evident in the geometric patterns. Inlays are bone and ivory, with tint and gilding; on the front there is the remnant of red velvet. he drop leaf front is mitered to prevent warping, and opens to rest on Santiago de Compostela scallop shells. The hand-cut solid iron fitting would have been highly polished.

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Brass Italian oil lantern converted for electric use.
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Brass Italian oil lantern converted for electric use.

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