Hawaiian Artifacts, Vintage Aloha Shirts, Hawaiian Jewelry, Vintage & Polynesian Art Paintings
Rare Books including Pacific Voyages of Exploration such as the epic voyages of Captain Cook and other explorers. We also carry a wide variety of antiquarian books on Hawaii including classic titles such as Reverend Ellis' "Tour of Hawaii" and Isabella Bird's epic tome "Six Months in the Sandwich Islands". Early Hawaiian Missionary accounts are also in stock including native mission imprints printed in places such as Lahainaluna.
Rare Hawaiian and Pacific prints and engravings including 18th century engravings of Hawaii from the third voyage atlas of Captain Cook. We also carry a large inventory of botanical prints of palms, tropical plants, orchids and anthuriums as well as fish prints. We also have a large selection of vintage maps of Hawaii and Polynesia, such as maps from Cook's Third Voyage and La Perouse's map of Hawaii. We have a very large inventory of well over 1000 prints, engravings and maps in stock, the largest inventory in the Pacific Islands at a fraction of the price of what other dealers charge.
John Kelly drypoint etchings and aquatints. We carry a large and diversified inventory of original drypoints and aquatints by this beloved artist as well as by print makers Huc Luquiens, Alexander Samuel MacLeod, Juliette May Fraser, Cornelia Foley and a host of other talented artists.
Mings Jewelry is carried in depth with a wide variety of tropical and Hawaiian themed motifs in ivory and sterling silver. We also carry notable works by John Roberts and period pieces by Gumps and Cini.
Hawaiian artifacts are a specialty of the gallery with a wide and diversified inventory of ancient Hawaiian poi pounders, calabashes, ulu maika, kukui nut lamps, kapa, tapa beaters, Hawaiian weapons such as spears and sling stones, fish hooks and many other items of interest.
Artifacts from all of the Islands of Polynesia including objects from Easter Island, Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand (Maori), Cook Islands, Marquesas and more. We carry war clubs, items of adornment, stone artifacts and other items.
Hawaiian Koa wood is the best known of the endemic Hawaiian woods. This wood, which is usually durable, resistant and tolerable to insects has a medium bending strength and stiffness. Hawaiian Koa wood is a rare and beautiful hardwood to the Hawaiian Islands. Koa wood is extremely valued by furniture and crafts of its specific varied color and workability. Hawaiians have always valued koa for its exceptionally beautiful and durable wood.
We welcome you to take a look at our koa furniture collection. At Mauna Kea Galleries we provide exquisite furniture from Hawaii's most beautiful koa hardwood. We focus on bringing to life the unique qualities of koa- Hawaii's most revered hardwood.
Hawaiiana is always a mainstay of the gallery with a large inventory of Hula dolls , vintage aloha shirts and dresses, Julene figurines, vintage Ukuleles, Matson menus and memorabilia, vintage posters, sheet music, koa furniture, rattan furniture, advertising ephemera, Don Blanding items, Santa Anita ware, calendar art, Hula lamps, surfing memorabilia including surf boards and Duke Kahanamoku items, and of course vintage Hawaiian postcards with over 10,000 in stock.
Vintage Photography with a wide inventory of 19th and early 20th century images including photos by R.J. Baker, Caroline H. Gurrey, Edithe Beutler as well as various other early photographers.
Paintings, besides carrying a wide stock of the classic names such as Hitchcock, Walden, Tavernier, Furneaux, Manookian and other artists we also carry paintings from Tahiti and the other islands of Polynesia.
If you have an interest in any of the above please contact the gallery director Sithra Campos for more information. Remember we both buy and sell the above items.