1.14.2015

CASA NAVARRO - CENTURIES OF GORGEOUS


This unpretentious sign along Santa Fe's gallery-packed Canyon Road gives no hint of the beauty  you'll experience when you step through the door of this gorgeous gallery specializing in Spanish Colonial, Mexican antiquities and ethnic objects d'art.




GALLERY DIRECTOR, Jose Inez Navarro, son of the legendary Santa Fe gallerist/collector Marc Navarro, took me on a tour. "My father has been collecting for over 40 years, and he taught me to 'only sell what you love.' So, when I walk in each day, it feels like home because I love everything in here." 



What's not to love? An 18th century  altar dominates one wall, a gilded stage for a luminous 1970's glass vase from Vienna. 


Contemporary blue and white Talavara pottery from Puebla, Mexico.


Striking contemporary photographs command another wall;  contemporary ceramic cylinders by Martin Coronel a tabletop...


And two lush and intricate Trees of Life, created by a third-generation artisan in Mexico, sit on a  circa 1940's  chest  from Guadalajara, Mexico.  






An artful mix of antiquity and contemporary.  And this is just the first room...
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T H E   N E X T   R O O M  is filled with religious artifacts - paintings, santos,
 crowns, crosses...








T H E  THIRD  R O O M  showcases work by renowned  Mexican silver  designers
 such as William Spratling and Hector Aguilar, as well as handsome copper Spanish
 Colonial pieces.









A diminutive room just off this lovely gallery space is filled with 
vibrant, vintage textiles.





A Gallery filled with love...
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C A S A   N A V A R R O

812 Canyon Road - Santa Fe, New Mexico

505.820.9266

www.casanavarrogallery.com

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