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COVETED BY THE SHOP CLERK An Akari light sculpture by Japanese-American artist Noguchi ($175) freshens up any space without feeling overbearingly mod.

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mohr & mcpherson’s new SoWa showroom acknowledges the importance of every import.

WHAT’S SELLING BEST Cabinets and chests imported straight from Asia, like this antique Chinese alter table ($445), provide functional storage with a worldly charm.

prop styling by joji goto/ennis; shop photograph by lisa richov

OUR FAVORITE ITEM The textured, graphic fabric brings a vintage quality to this Cisco Brothers’ armchair ($2929).

the lowdown When dealing in furniture, sometimes how you frame it is as important as the

actual wares. For almost 20 years, Kevin McPherson has combed China, Japan, Indonesia, and Morocco for eclectic gems to sell in his home-furnishings store, Mohr & McPherson. Given the sheer breadth exotic pieces, making sense of them all in his former cramped showroom on Boylston Street was an exercise in frustration. No longer. The new two-floor, 8,000-square-foot space on Harrison Avenue, a burgeoning hub for interior-design-focused retail, provides ample breathing room for the dizzying array of antique wooden furniture, most notably cabinetry from Japan ($800–$10,000), and home accents ranging from contemporary lamps to bowls made of Indian tree trunks to antique Chinese jewelry sculptures

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mohr mcpherson 460 HARRISON AVE. BOSTON 617-210-7900 MOHR-MCPHERSON.COM photograph by hornick/rivlin

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