Charmion Laverie Vallee Original Press Pictures and cabinet card collection 1897 SOLD P1459

A rare collection of Cabinet Cards and promotional Photos circa 1897. Many with fade or some discoloration. Still rare to find. From a Riverside California Collection showcases the unusual early life of a true female pioneer. Laverie Vallee née Cooper (July 18, 1875 – February 6, 1949), best known by her stage name Charmion, was an ...

Antonio Pineda Silver Scales Bracelet SOLD M977

While many of his contemporaries in the the great 1940s Mexican renaissance harked back to Pre-Columbian motifs and influences for inspiration, Pineda resolutely embraced the modern, from the organic to the abstract, and frequently achieved a synthesis of the two, as in this extraordinary cuff which is at once geometric and suggestive of biological armature. ...

Margot de Taxco Silver and Enamel Serpent Brooch M968 SOLD

We deem any Margot of Taxco piece to be treasure. Even with all the extraordinary work being produced during the Taxco renaissance, hers stands out for sheer elegance and wit. Of particular note are her unexampled enamel pieces, such as this extraordinary brooch. Measures 2 1/2" diameter. Price on request.

Margot de Taxco Enamel Fish Bracelet SOLD M950

This glorious fish spouting a jet of water is a prime example of Margot of Taxco's fabled enamel work. Active 1940s to 1974. 10" long and 2 1/2" at its widest and 5/8" at its thickest. Price on request. Margot de Taxco - Margot van Voorhies Carr, professionally known as Margot de Taxco, was a major contributor to ...

Very Early California Leather & Mesh License Plate SOLD A1189

Fascinating artifact of the early days of motoring. Price on request.   American Pre-State License Plates: 1901 – 1910 Our story begins in 1901 when the State of New York and the City of Cleveland, Ohio realized that it was time to begin requiring license plates for motorcars. The purpose was not to raise revenue – there weren’t enough ...

Very Early California Leather & Mesh License Plate SOLD A1188

This is a terrific rarity and a fascinating curiosity. Price on request. In the first decade of the century, the most common means of making a license was through the local harness shop. And that’s where leather comes into the picture. Tack shops could see that their trade – and business – was ending rapidly as the ...

Washburn Lyon & Healy 5-string Piccolo Banjo A1173 SOLD

A rare beauty, its wooden casing carved and initialed and decorated by what looks to be many hands over the years. This one definitely has a history. Besides being a tip top musical instrument. 37" long and 13" across. Price on request George Washburn Lyon, an employee of the Oliver Ditson Company of Boston, and Patrick Joseph ...

Monterey Classic Old Wood Wing Chair Original 2 tone seat cushions F1415 SOLD

It's great getting pieces from the Original Family Owners when we can. This chair has history! All original Finish and ready to grace your Spanish Revival California rancho or Colonial home. Branded, Rope seat and that wonderful hand forged wrought iron. 30 x 33 x 30. SOLD

Armored Archangel Michael Spanish Colonial SOLD P1423

Also armored with its permit of cultural exportation, this classic image of the androgynous St Michael the Archangel very unusually does not show wings. Executed in the Cuxco style favored in Peru, these elegant yet sternly martial representations of saints and angels are meant to convey the aristocratic and authoritarian aspects of the civilizing religion the ...