549 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534
With a focus on curated sales of modern and traditional furniture, decorations and fine art, Stair has been selling interesting things from interesting people with a unique, sophisticated twist for over twenty years. We are innovative in our approach to marketing and online services, providing a hig...Read more
Nov 16, 2022
Stamped 'J. Breuner, Manufr & Dealer in Furniture and Bedding, Nos 154, 156, 158 & 160 K St....Sacramento.' Fitted with a paper label inside of one drawer, 'KNOX COLLECTION AGENCY, 112 Sutter Street, San Francisco'.
In three parts and raised on casters.
32 x 6 ft. x 45 in.
Note: In 1856, John Breuner opened the first furniture store in Sacramento, California. Breuner, a German cabinet maker, came to California to seek his fortune in the Gold Rush and realized that making "gold cradles" for prospectors was more lucrative than panning for gold. In 1869, John Breuner was commissioned to build one hundred twenty carved walnut desks for the California State Senate, which are still in use today. The Breuner furniture business closed in 2004 after one hundred forty-eight years in business. This desk has a label from the Knox Collection Agency. The agency was a late 19th century collections business located in San Francisco, initially on 110 Sutter Street, Room 4. The agency offered Law and Mercantile collections and was able to operate in the United States and Canada. Late 19th century furniture made in California is quite rare.
According to a relative, this desk was purchased by Didion's parents, Frank and Eduene Didion, in an "estate-type" sale in California. It has been anecdotally associated with the California Governor's Mansion. Didion had an affinity for the Governor's Mansion, writing about it in her essay Many Mansions. Didion spent time in the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento with her friend and classmate Nina Warren, daughter of then-governor Earl Warren.
Collection from Stair We are open for pickups Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12pm and again from 1pm to 4:30pm. Please call us at 518-751-1000 to schedule collection. We ask that you collect your items or make collection arrangements within 10 days of your purchase. We suggest requesting a quote for packing and shipping prior to bidding on an item, as you will be responsible for collection or shipping if you are the successful bidder. Below is a list of shippers our clients use on a regular basis, but feel free to use your shipper of choice. For smaller items that can be boxed and shipped: UPS Store #4541 230 Kings Mall Court Kingston, New York 12401 T: 845.336.4877 F: 845.336.3832 E: firstname.lastname@example.org For furniture and other large items: Meticulous Inc. T: 845.256.7047 F: 845.256.7039 E: email@example.com Sure Express 1-800-335-9996 firstname.lastname@example.org Worldwide Shipping: James Bourlet, Inc. T: 718.392.9770 F: 718.392.2470 www.bourlet.org Cadogan Tate Fine Art Worldwide Fine Art Logistics T: 718.706.7999 F: 718.707.2847 E: email@example.com www.cadogantate.com Gander & White Shipping T: 718.784.8444 F: 718.784.9337 www.ganderandwhite.com Plycon Transportation Group T: 631.269.7000 F: 631.269.7088 www.plycongroup.com