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Anthropologist's Life Collection

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Three-Day Sale
Friday, April 19, 9 am–2 pm
April 20, 9 am–2 pm 
April 21, 9 am–2 pm (
50% off*)

Join us in the Foothills (Tramway and Indian School Rd NE) for a beautiful tour of an amazing woman's life. Her home is full of deeply appreciated treasures from around the world.


On her behalf, we will share the details of many items—like whether the rug is from NW Iran or Turkey. You will be wowed by the many Mexican and South American artifacts dating back to the mid-1800s.


This is an estate sale where you will be able to purchase a once-in-a-lifetime treasure for your own home. 

* Blue Raven Estate Sales and our clients reserve the right to remove items from the 50% off discounts.

Note: All our sale days now end at 2 pm.

Although our prices are always fair, we will try to honor this family's estate with a profitable sale.

Items for sale—

Art & Collectibles

  • International textiles: multiple rugs, carpet bags, camel and saddle bags, purses, assorted textiles from  Uzbekistan, Caucus Mountains, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Persia/Iran, Ifshar, Bokhara, China, Latin America and MORE

  • George Carlson Tarahumara prints (6), signed and numbered 100/300

  • Vintage 1930s art deco Heisey glassware, 6 water/wine and 6 cordial glasses

  • Koran illuminated manuscript book in shadow box frame, written in Arabic, early 19th century

  • Koran illuminated manuscript page, written in Arabic, c. 15th century

  • Medieval illuminated manuscript page, written in Latin, c. 1250

  • Graciela Rodo Boulanger (Bolivia) signed lithographs (2), c. 1970s plus coffee table book

  • Various St. George and the Dragon iconography, 3 small pictures, and 3 painted boxes

  • Woven baskets of various sizes from Rwanda, Senegal, Native American, French, and South Carolina

  • Wooden statue of St Francis of Assisi, 15” tall

  • Traditional Hopi katchina doll statues, including coyote and eagle

  • Julian Martinez/San Idelfonso Pueblo signed lithograph of Native American woman, c. 1930s

  • Dine/Navajo sand painting of the sun, c. 1970s

  • Dine/Navajo rug with natural dyes, red/orange geometric pattern, c.19th century plus additional smaller rugs

  • Haitian paintings c. 1970s, including works from R. Dorleans, Prefete Duffaut (2), Felix Edugone, Calixte Henri, Yves Lafontant, L. Lazard (3 small)

  • Japanese painting on wood, c. 1760s

  • Polish kilim rug. 11’ x 7’ with floral and geometric designs

  • Drum with metal tassels, possibly Tibetan

  • Oil on linen painting from Taos artist Charles Stewart, c.1970

  • Mata Ortiz pottery, assorted pieces

  • Precolumbian-painted ceramic pieces

  • Vintage Japanese porcelain vases/sake vessels (2)

  • Early 1900s Bellows box camera with tripod

  • Handmade wooden bookends, puzzle box, and butter dish

  • Vintage Pyrex Butterprint Amish pattern nesting mixing bowls, turquoise on white

  • Vintage Fire King white swirl mixing bowl

  • Assorted wooden wall art of San Pasqual

  • Staffordshire Myott Medici dishware in orange (10 cups/saucers and dessert plates) and blue (dinner and salad plates, bowls, serving pieces)

  • Clarice Cliff art deco coffee cups and saucers (6 cups/5 saucers) and coffee table book

  • Assorted Wedgwood Ivanhoe serving pieces, inc plates, bowls, platter, and covered dishes

  • Nambé serving ware (5)

  • Taxco, Mexico silver bowl with feet, 6” wide, c. 1950s

  • Don Miller pewter teapot with wooden handle, sugar, and creamer, mini pitcher, c. 1980

  • Reed and Barton 3-piece candelabras, set 2

  • Handblown Peter VanderLaan/Glory Hole Glassworks of Santa Fe glass vase, 15” tall, c. early 2000s

  • Baccarat crystal clover candlestick holders

  • Matthew Buchner Thames Modernist blue glass candle holders

  • Bali or Borneo wood bird statue

  • Eagle Scout memorabilia, c. 1950s

  • Americana quilt 

  • 1980s globe

  • Hali (International Magazine of Antique Carpet and Textile Art) journals, multiple editions

  • Paul Greenfield toucan lithograph signed

  • Traditional African beaded belt/collar



  • African recycled wire baskets (3)

  • Hand-thrown pottery in traditions of Americana and Asian (vases, bowls)

  • African vase of natural material

  • Handmade artisanal wooden bowls from assorted American artists

  • Wooden child’s sled, c. 1930

  • Contemporary wooden Chinese tea utensils and holder

  • Ethiopian wooden tabletop book holder, painted and carved

  • Ikebana flower arranging vessels, inc lacquered bamboo vase, ceramic dishes/vases; Ikebana books

  • Assorted hand-painted Uzbekistan dishware, including dessert plates, bowls and mugs

  • Bolivian tea/coffee service set (tray, sugar and creamer, 2 pitchers)

  • Asian serving tray 

  • New Guinea framed prints of native peoples

Home Decor

  • Wooden carved African rhino, possibly Kenyan

  • Balinese wooden bowl made from compressed cinnamon sticks, approx. 20” diameter

  • Guatemalan huipil, mounted, approx. 36” square

  • Modern torch lamp, approx. 6’ tall

  • Assorted decorative tiles/trivets

  • Various cut glass decor: decanter, 9” bowl, 3” bowl

  • Haitian tray made from an oil drum, approx. 18” long

  • Hand-blown glass paperweight/decor, 12” tall

  • Various platters, bowls, pitchers, vases (glass and ceramic)

  • Glass paperweights (2)

  • Oval Shaker box, approx. 8” 

  • Vintage Ecuadorian bread dolls/ornaments

  • Latin American Pacha Mama statue, 6” tall

  • Agate bookends and ashtrays

  • Ammonites and other fossils

  • Wooden carved antelope from Africa

  • Assorted carved bird and animal statues

  • Hand-painted soup tureen, c. 1976

  • Assorted clay figurines

  • Mirrored tray in art deco style, approx. 18” x 12”

  • Geode paperweights/bookends

  • Chinese bowl/planter, 12” tall

  • Bear candle in Zuni fetish style

  • Misc silver/silver plate serving trays, candle holders

Cash, Venmo, ApplePay, and Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) are accepted. Street parking is limited. Please observe the neighborhood signs and be courteous toward the residents.


Handmade wooden carving tray and trivet
Handmade wooden appetizer sticks
Assorted coasters (tile, ceramic, slate and wood)
Asian lacquerware appetizer plates (5)
Royal Worchester Evesham 8” souffle dish and gold-edge lidded casserole dish
Vintage Indiana glassware in avocado green w/thumbprint design (6 plates and 6 bowls)
Royal Daulton soup tureen and platter, c. 1880, w brown and gold Asian design
Bavarian Schumann cake platter, Empress Dresden flower pattern, 14”
Assorted dish towels and pot holders
Williams Sonoma kitchen scale, up to 10 pounds
Semi-antique kitchen utensils
Assorted serving platters, ceramic
Stainless mixing bowl set
Stovetop egg poacher
Bundt pan
Pyrex casserole baking dish, loaf pan, pie pans
Assorted stemware: water goblets, cordial, shot and rocks glasses
Various vintage silverware and serving spoons
Wooden wine racks (3, holding 9 bottles each)



Weber gas BBQ grill
Grilling supplies: skewers and wire baskets
Misc cat food and toys
Coffee mugs
Coffee percolator
Misc garden/yard tools
Misc garden supplies: soil, orchid bark, fertilizers, plastic/terra cotta/ceramic pots
Luggage and travel bags
10-foot A-frame ladder
Cameron Indoor Smoker box



Women’s jewelry: necklaces, beads, cuff bracelets, earrings and brooches
Assorted women’s clothing (Chico’s, Ralph Lauren), size Small and shoes size 6-6.5, belts, winter jackets
Semi-vintage purple silk shibori kimono jacket
Menswear suits and suit jackets, shoe size 9 - 10
Assorted handbags in leather and textile
Kilim carpet bag/duffle
Hand-embroidered table linens
Lace placemats and napkins from Madeira Islands, c. 1920s-1930s
Various fabrics, table linens, and scarves from Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Madagascar, India, Iran, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico
Assorted throw pillows
Assorted scarves and fabric pieces, many of international origins
Assorted small purses
Various blankets: wool and handmade crochet
Singer sewing machine
Canopy humidifier
Assorted yarn, knitting needles, and embroidery supplies
Leather briefcases (3)
Travel trunk, c. 1980s
Stamp collecting supplies, catalogs



  • Mid-century wooden buffet/sideboard, 17” x 54”

  • Black leather couch with wooden feet, 75” long

  • Mission-style wooden side table, 28” square

  • Round wooden breakfast table, 48” across  with 20” leaf extension with 4 wooden chairs

  • Mid-century rolling bar cart 17” x 38”

  • Mid-century rolling hassock with storage, 15” x 27”

  • Semi-vintage Indonesian work bench, 78” long

  • Contemporary two-level China cabinet, 18” x 67” with glass upper doors and wooden lower doors

  • Mid-century dining room chairs, 2 with arms, 2 without

  • Mission-style coffee table, 26” x 58”, Lexington Home Brands

  • Vintage foldable pie chest, 32” x 60”

  • Mission style cabinets (2), 10” x 38”

  • Contemporary wooden desk with attached drawer and  file drawer, 62” x 30” x 28”, and matching stand-alone wooden file cabinet with drawer and file drawer 26” x 18” x 19”

  • Wooden sideboard, 42” x 17” x 25”

  • Computer desk with pullout keyboard tray, 35” x 20” x 29”

  • Mid-century wooden coffee table with metal legs, 58” x 19” x 16”

  • Leather armchair

  • Vintage dresser, 33” x 48” with 3 small drawers and 2 large 

  • Vintage mirror mounted on a wooden base, 31” long at base x 28” tall

  • Leather reclining chair with footrest

  • Red suede contemporary sofa, 38” x 90”

  • Futon chair and footstool, 40” (makes a twin bed when reclined)

  • Tema hexagon glass patio table, 62” with 2 rocking chairs and 4 regular chairs

  • Round glass patio table, 48” across with 3 chairs

  • Two-drawer metal filing cabinets (2)



  • American Indian Art Magazines, multiple years of complete annual editions

  • Orchid Magazine, multiple years 

  • Coffee table books in themes of international cultures and civilizations, textiles, jewelry, art history

  • Hardback books—novels, biographies

  • Misc books in the themes of garden, textiles, antiques, travel, novels

  • Cookbooks from NY Times Heritage, Chez Panisse, Diana Kennedy, Silver Palate, cuisines of New Mexico, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, vegetables

  • Eating Well Magazines



  • Misc vintage electronics: VCR, boombox, plant grow light, desk lamp, cords, cell phones, e-readers

  • Indoor/outdoor extension cords

  • Assorted CDs (classical, country, jazz)

  • VHS tapes (nature and culture)

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