Six-panel sabino wood coffer with sturdy strap hinges, iron lock-plate, hasp and skillfully crafted dovetail joinery. Oaxaca, circa 1800. Displayed on a high-quality custom base. After years of travel, stints in architectural design, and a decade of compulsive collecting, James Eddy founded Colonial Arts as a cyber-enterprise in 1998. Housed today in a historic brick and timber building in the San Francisco design center, the gallery focuses on high-quality Spanish Colonial and vintage folk art from Spain, Mexico and the Americas, which is offered alongside continental furniture, tribal art, period silver, textiles, jewelry and a wide assortment of reference materials.