For nearly 15 years, Mauna Kea Galleries has been the leading destination for vintage Hawaiian paintings and Polynesian art objects in the world. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mauna Kea Galleries was founded by Carolyn Blackburn in 1995. Mauna Kea Galleries maintains a diverse inventory of Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts, including objects from Easter Island, Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Marquesas, and more. Mauna Kea Galleries is known widely for its considerable assortment of Hawaiian and Polynesian paintings, including work by such famed artists as D. Howard Hitchcock, Lionel Walden, Jules Tavernier, Madge Tennent, and John Kelly, among other prominent artists. In addition to its considerable collection of art, Mauna Kea Galleries sells rare jewelry, vintage menus, posters, hula dolls, and more. Mauna Kea Galleries boasts an impressive selection of ancient Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts. Mauna Kea Galleries is well known for its impressive collection of historical books, such as “Captain Cook's Voyages,” Reverend William Ellis' "A Journal of a Tour Around Hawaii,” Isabella Bird's "Six Months in the Sandwich Islands," and Margaret Mead’s landmark sociological text “Coming of Age in Samoa.” Mauna Kea Galleries offers appraisal services by Mark Blackburn who has considerable experience in Hawaiian and Polynesian material. An appraiser for more than three decades, Mark Blackburn has performed appraisals for private collectors as well as for prominent museums, such as New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Honolulu’s Mission Houses Museum and Bishop Museum.
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