New Acquisitions

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We are very excited to announce recent acquisitions of pottery from two large collections. These collections are rich in pottery by well-known potters from the 1990s-early 2000s as well as historic pottery. Be sure to watch our site as we will continually add fresh items.

In addition to pottery, we have acquired baskets, textiles and jewelry and will be adding them to our listings as well.

Today’s postings include:

Navajo Late Classic serape - fresh to the market

We have recently acquired this Late Classic serape and are thrilled to offer it for sale. Those of you who receive this Blog are receiving first notication about it!

The beauty of the blanket speaks for itself:

 Handspun wool, including the following: natural white, synthetic-dyed red, blue indigo; green indigo and rabbit brush; yellow rabbit brush; pink that is synthetic red and white handspun carded together.

Handspun wool, including the following: natural white, synthetic-dyed red, blue indigo; green indigo and rabbit brush; yellow rabbit brush; pink that is synthetic red and white handspun carded together.

To read more about this blanket, click this link:

We will feature this blanket at the upcoming Delaware Antiques Show and will also have it with us at the AADLA Show. We are sharing a booth with Schillay Fine Art, Inc. at the AADLA show and wall space is devoted to fine art at that show. To learn more about Schillay Fine Art, click:

Upcoming shows, comp tickets, and new offerings

The Fall Show season is upon us and we want to invite you to two shows that Marcy Burns American Indian Arts is participating in:


Wallace Hall, St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Park Avenue at 84th Street, New York City October 26-29, 2018

I will be showing vintage Native American jewelry and jewelry from Taxco, Mexico as well as a limited number of pots and baskets. If you are interested in seeing something in particular from my website, please let me know and I will bring it to the show.

Schillay Fine Art is also showing in the booth and will be featuring fine art spanning from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism.

Complimentary tickets are available. Please print the complimentary ticket below and bring it with you. If you have difficulty printing it, please let me know.

To learn more about the show, go to:

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NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018



This show is owned by Winterthur Museum. The dealers represent the finest Americana dealers in the country. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar…it is a show not to be missed!


We have posted two exciting items new to our inventory. Please click the link for each to learn more:

An exciting pictorial textile is being posted to our website today


We are excited to be offering this pictorial child's blanket for sale. It is a fascinating blanket, with a Late Classic design, lac and cochineal dyes, and pictorial elements of sheep.

To learn more about this blanket, please click this link and it will take you to a detailed listing on our website:

Price is available upon request.

Large Pictorial Kewa (Santo Domingo) storage jar just arrived

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We are excited to offer this stunning large pictorial Kewa jar which we just acquired. Pots such as this are rare. Few were made at Santo Domingo in the late 19th century and those that were made were generally used until they fell apart. To learn more, click this link:

Late Classic Chief's blanket and the Whitehawk Antiques Show

In anticipation of the upcoming Whitehawk Antiques Show, we are offering collectors the first opportunity to purchase a unique and very special Late Classic Chief's blanket. This blanket has been in a private collection for many years. We are thrilled to be able to offer it here first (through our website) and then at the Whitehawk Antiques Show in a few weeks.


Isn't this a fascinating blanket? Classic in form and feel, completely innovative in the addition of tufts of the same wools sewn onto all four sides. We can only conclude that the weaver was reacting to all the dislocation and rapid changes that were occurring to the Navajo in the 1870s and 1880s. The red wool is raveled,  3 ply synthetic dyed commercial wool. The blue is indigo handspun and the white and brown wools are natural handspun. To learn more, click this link:

For details about the upcoming Whitehawk Show in Santa Fe, go to

New basketry offerings are now posted on our website

 We are excited to announce that we have just posted photos of wonderful and rare examples of Tlingit and Pima baskets to our website. To see our recent basketry postings, please go to

Included in this group is this stunning Tlingit berry basket from the Steiner Museum Collection.

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In addition, we have just acquired a collection of Pima miniature baskets. Baskets such as these are very finely woven and rarely come on the market. These baskets are listed individually on the website:  Be sure to also notice the very special Pima  tray and cup with little blue seed beads. ( and

As time permits, we will continue to post additional baskets. 

Remember that The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show opens later this week. We are bringing an amazing amount of fresh and wonderful material. Information about the show can be found at

We hope to see you soon!

Pottery page restored to website and some fresh textiles

We apologize for the loss of content in our Pottery pages during the past week. There was a problem in the program and we are now happy to report that the Pottery pages are functioning well again.

In addition, we have posted three fresh-to-the market textiles that have come to us from a Private Collection. Be sure to check these textiles out at

Watch the website closely for the next several weeks as we add other fresh material that has just recently arrived.

We hope to see you soon at the Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. Information can be found at this link:

The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show is fast approaching!

We've been told that spring is finally here (snow in the forecast for Monday in NYC) but spring will surely arrive with the Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, which is celebrating its 55th year anniversary! This venerable show promises to be better than ever, with a broad mix of beautiful decorative art and fine art. 

We hope that you can come and see the treasures that we will be bringing! Follow this link to the show's website for more details:

We have recently acquired a phenomenal collection of textiles and baskets, as well as an incredible Mojave doll. It is our honor to be offering these items, fresh to the market, at the Philadelphia Show. Watch our website as we present some of these items over the next few weeks.

In addition, we recently acquired this stunning Navajo bracelet. The silver work and turquoise are exemplary. More details are posted on our website.

Of course, feel free to inquire about this bracelet as well items that fit your special interests. If there is anything that you would like to see at the show, please let us know and we will include it in our booth presentation: contact

Greeting the New Year with The Art, Design and Antiques Show

What a terrific way to greet the new year! We invite you to come to The Art, Design and Antiques Show from January 19-21, Wallace Hall, St Ignatius Church, New York.  This is a show that emphasizes objects of quality and design.  The show continues to attract dealers of quality material, as the dealer list illustrates: )

We will be offering exciting new acquisitions of baskets, pottery, textiles and jewelry and urge you to to attend. For more information about the show, please go to

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Meanwhile, we want to wish all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

All the best,

Marcy and Richard

Two Historic Pots reduced by 40%!

We have just received a request from the Consignor to reduce the price of these two pots by 40%. Don't miss this tremendous opportunity to purchase these pots at a very reasonable price! These are both very desirable pots.

Click each link for more details:

 Zuni polychrome jar, circa 1875. 12" diameter x 9" high.

Zuni polychrome jar, circa 1875. 12" diameter x 9" high.

 Kewa (Santo Domingo) pottery jar, attributed to Felipita Aguilar Garcia. Circa 1900-1910

Kewa (Santo Domingo) pottery jar, attributed to Felipita Aguilar Garcia. Circa 1900-1910



New inventory being posted to website

With the holidays fast approaching, many of you are looking for great gifts. We are busy posting fresh inventory to our website. Be sure to check in frequently or contact us if you don't see what you are looking for.

We have been quite active the past few months acquiring rare and wonderful works. We will be posting additional jewelry, both Native American and from Taxco, as well as baskets that are fresh to the market. In addition, we are in touch with collectors who want to sell some great pottery. Stay tuned...

 Here is a  sampling of fresh inventory:


Very rare William Spratling necklace

Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss any item further.

The Delaware Antiques Show is this week!

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The Delaware Antiques Show is one of the best Americana antique shows in the country. Moreover, it is easy to get to, being on the Riverfront in Wilmington, right off 95, and it is easy to park and walk the show. The atmosphere is relaxed, the show is beautiful, and the objects being offered are superb, with a wide price range available. The show is owned by Winterthur Museum, a short ride away and always a treat to visit as well.

We are excited to be bringing fresh material to the show. We will be offering Native American pottery, textiles, baskets, and jewelry, along with jewelry from Taxco, Mexico. Four fresh-to-the-market Navajo samplers and pillow with early Germantown wools are among the objects we will be bringing.

For more details about the show, go to:  To see details about the samplers and pillow pictured below, go to




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I am hosting a fine arts booth on behalf of my husband, Richard Schillay of Schillay Fine Arts, at the AADLA FINE ART AND ANTIQUES SHOW, which opens on Friday, October 27th and continues through Monday, October 30th, at Wallace Hall in the Church of St. Ignatius, 84th Street and Park Avenue, NYC. To see the detailed schedule, please consult  To learn more about Schillay Fine Art, click this link:

In addition to notable fine art by such artists as Bonnard, Calder, Cassatt, Grooms and more, I will be offering select pieces of American Indian pottery, baskets, jewelry and vintage jewelry from Taxco, Mexico.

Please let us know if you would like a complimentary ticket(s). I can leave them for you at the will call desk. E-mail me at or call me at 212-439-9257.



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I am very proud to be participating once again in the Delaware Antiques Show,  November 10-November 12th at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE (Preview Opening Thursday, November 9th).  I will be featuring Native American basketry, pottery, textiles and jewelry, including jewelry from Taxco, Mexico.

I have an amazing selection of objects this year, representing some very fine material in each category.  Please mark your calendars with this event and make reservations to stay over, if you so desire. Detailed information can be found at Be sure to let us know of your special interests so that  we can include those items in our booth display.

We hope to see you soon!


Whitehawk Show opening

Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographic Show opened in Santa Fe tonight with a very large crowd of collectors in attendance. Antique Indian art clearly has a strong following. The show continues through Monday, August 14th. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit.  

If you find items on our website or want to inquire about what we are offering in Santa Fe, please call, text or email us. We can be reached at 212-439-9257 by phone, 917-710-8635 by text, and by email.

Whitehawk Show in Santa Fe opens on August 11th

We are less than two weeks away from the opening of the Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnograhic Antique Show in Santa Fe.  We hope that you have made plans to visit the show. For more information, please click this link:

If you cannot attend, please feel free to contact us for more information about what we are bringing to the show. Call us at 212-439-9257 or email us at

We continue to post fresh inventory to our website. A few of these exciting objects are shown below. These are all fresh to the market.  






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The Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographic Art Show is fast approaching. We have been busy acquiring fresh inventory to offer at this special show. Happily, we have acquired several pieces of Historic pottery, baskets from a very refined collection, jewelry, textiles and more.

We have just added several items to our website. More will be added frequently over the next few weeks. Be sure to log on periodically to watch  for new entries. 

 Mono Paiute basket, woven by Sally Lundy, Mono Paiute. ex: Yosemite Field Day 1929; Emma Cain Collection.

Mono Paiute basket, woven by Sally Lundy, Mono Paiute. ex: Yosemite Field Day 1929; Emma Cain Collection.

 Kewa (Santo Domingo) pottery jar attributed to Felipita Aguilar Garcia and Asuncion Aguilar Cato, circa 1900-1910

Kewa (Santo Domingo) pottery jar attributed to Felipita Aguilar Garcia and Asuncion Aguilar Cato, circa 1900-1910

Thank you to all who attended, called or emailed us at The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show

I want to thank all of you who supported us at the recent Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. Many of you purchased items (in all categories) and most of you expressed appreciation of the beauty and quality of our inventory. We, in turn, appreciate your support.

In case you missed the photo of our booth, here it is again:

 We still have many desirable works. Also, please watch our website as we are continuing to post our acquisitions. 

In addition, if any of you own wonderful items and are thinking about selling or consigning them, please think of us.