Gump's is a luxury American home furnishings and home décor retailer founded in 1861 by German immigrants Solomon and Gustav Gump. Store became famous after large collection of fine china and crystal (including famous names such as Baccarat and Lalique), oriental treasures, rare works of art and window displays. The business flourished and eventually was passed to Solomon's son Alfred Livingston Gump. The fire following the 1906 Earthquake destroyed the store and all of the merchandise, but thanks to Dodie Valencia, A.L. received $17.000 for one of his paintings, which allowed funding for the rebuilding and restocking of the store. Richard Gump, one of A.L.'s three children, eventually became president of Gump's after his father's death in 1947. He continued the family legacy, running the company's overall operations.

Gump's continues to operate a store in San Francisco as well as a catalog and website. The retailer's product offering ranges from jewelry made from jade, precious gemstones, and cultured freshwater pearls to products from luxury designers such as Hermès and Buccellati. The store has had several locations within San Francisco and currently is located near Union Square @ 135 Post Street.

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Post street, Shopping, Furniture stores, Luxury