Colonial Arts, James Eddy
Early-20th-century Tuareg pillow sham from West Africa. Hand-dyed goatskin with geometrical motifs and leather tassels.
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.