After years of avid collecting, interior designer Kristan Cunningham and her husband, Scott Jarrell, opened Hammer and Spear, a residential design firm and retailer of vintage finds in downtown LA. With an emphasis on handsome, comfortable pieces, their mission is to make great design available to everybody, offering collectible vintage designs by notable names at affordable prices. Complementing the vintage are new acquisitions, from Ethiopian textiles to handmade treenware from their home state of West Virginia.
Oval Limoges porcelain box with brass flower clasp
and brass edge detailing. Hand-painted floral designs on a gilt background. Gilt leaf painted on the interior. Marked "ND Peint Main, Limoges France" on the underside.
An impressive antique Japanese lacquer box called kaioke,
once used for storing painted shells for the game of kaiawase (shell matching). The box is black lacquer with beautiful gilt pigment family crest on the lid. Incised metal hardware adorns each ...