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In the post-gold rush world of 1861 San Francisco, two brothers named Solomon and Gustav Gump opened a small mirror and frame shop. Their shop drew the interest of some newly-rich investors, who allowed them to expand their offerings into old world and modern art pieces. When the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 forced Solomon’s son to rebuild the store, he became inspired by the Far East, and imported exotic rugs, porcelain, jade and silks from Japan and China. He also brought home an enormous golden Buddha statue, a symbol of change, and still graces its flagship location to this day. In the 1950s, Gump’s San Francisco expanded into a catalog business, and now more than 150 years later, you can shop its treasures by mail order and online. This is one of the world’s finest shops for unique home décor, jewelry, apparel and accessories from top design brands.