Celebrating 50 Years
When we first opened our doors back in 1972, it was driven by a love for history, traditional design, and a desire to present objects that have stories to tell. Much has changed since then, but our passion and enthusiasm for the material is stronger than ever. This year we are thrilled to be celebrating 50 years in business in Kenilworth on Chicago's North Shore.
Come and join us as we welcome our fifth decade!
Carte du Visite case of Mother of Pearl and Abalone (1850's)
Carte du Visite case of Mother of Pearl laid in diagonal squares with a floral engraving centering on an abalone square and banded in abalone with ivory inner lip. The interior consists of a gilt edge cobalt blue accordion file on blue watered silk. Silver hinges and clasp.
England, mid 1800’s.
Materials: Mother of Pearl, Abalone Shell, Watered Silk, Paper, Silver
Dimensions: 4-1/16" W x 2-3/4" D x 1/2" H
Large Damascus inlaid mahogany box
Damascus inlaid, hinged lid rectangular box covered with matched hexagonal geometrically designed field with diapered border. The inlays are composed of sandalwood & ebony with abalone & camel bone on mahogany with a piano hinge. The box is fitted with a half morticed steel lock and keeper.
Materials: Mahogany, Sandalwood, Ebony, Camel Bone, Abalone
Dimensions: 8" D x 14" W 3-1/2" H