Mohr + McPherson [Boston]

Mohr + McPherson is a direct importer and purveyor of fine furniture, hand knotted carpets, and accessories from around the planet. From Chinese antiques + reproductions, rugs, closeouts, and European imports to upholstery, jewelry and textiles, Mohr + McPherson's eclectic mix of furniture will certainly keep you busy and quite possibly, lead to visual stimulation overload which only can be cured by a glass of vino afterwards.

Bio: Kevin McPherson, founder of Mohr + McPherson, is a native of New England. Before opening the store he developed real estate, managed construction projects for an architectural firm, imported modern furniture from Italy, and worked as a "gandy dancer" (track laborer) for Penn Central Railroad, among other things. With his original partner John Mohr he started Mohr + McPherson in 1991. Since then he has traveled to 13 countries, and established the most ethnically diverse collection of furnishings, accessories, and objects in New England, if not the entire US.

Location: 151 Alewife Brook Pkwy. in Cambridge, MA

Tip: Mohr + McPherson offers Buying and Safari Trips to India. Click here to read their story featured in the March 2006 National Geographic Traveler.

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