19th-century ex-voto; gives thanks to Nuestra Señora de Talpa (shown upper right). The petitioner, apparently having been captured by a soldier (left with bayonet) called upon Our Lady of Talpa and was freed. This ex-voto was offered in commemoration of this miracle.
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 folk art from Spain and the Americas, sensational Continental furniture, tribal art, period silver, textiles, jewelry, and an impressive assortment of reference materials.