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Baumgarten, Williamlocked

(b 1845; d 1908).
  • Gordon Campbell

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American interior decorator and founder of the first tapestry factory in the USA. He worked for Herter Brothers (seeHerter, Christian) on the decoration of a series of grand houses, notably William H. Vanderbilt’s house on Fifth Avenue, New York, and William Welsh Harrison’s Grey Towers Castle (now part of Arcadia University) in Philadelphia. When the Vanderbilt house was completed in ...

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