Matt Burkholz has the best vintage bakelite plastics and designer couture costume jewelry anywhere!
About Route 66 West
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About UsSUMMER HOURS
By Chance or Appointment ONLY
Please call or email for a specific apointment if youre in palm Springs, and if we are available and in town, we're more than welcome and make an appointment to show you the shop and the collection.
Ask about carved BAKELITE bracelets!
We have literally hundreds of them ..too many to picture here..so ask about carving styles and colors. We'll design custom slide shows of whats available for you!
In the business more than 30 years, I've had shops and stores in New York City, near Hudson, NY and now in Palm Springs for the past 6 years. An exhibitor as well on the National Show Circuit since 1987, I am a lecturer at symposia focusing on 20th century jewelry History and have written 3 books. New Into the brick and mortar shop: bakelite radios, lucite handbags, jacob bengel ewlery art deco 1930's. COLLECTIONS! Please ask if these subjects are of interest.
Judith Hendler: Artistry in Acrylic(2012)
Available for order now-write with questions and requests to email below.
The Bakelite Collection (1997)
Copper Art Jewelry: A Different Lustre (1992),
as well as many articles in Modernism magazine, CJCI International and have also been featured on television shows and educational films about jewelry and popular culture.
What I do.--purvey opulent finessed plastics...bakelite, celluloid, lucite, acrylic, acetate--as well as sell examples of fine metal jewelry and designer couture vintage creations...currently featuring a collection of Christian Lacroix jewelry, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier as well as super CHANEL vintage jewelry.
Love lucite handbags-vintage sunglasses-West German and Italian pottery-Italian glass-C. Jere wall sculpture-Chase chrome-Art Deco Noritake and lots more! Visit us here and at our shop or a show, and know that you're seeing the finest selection of its kind anywhere!
WE ALSO DO APPRAISALS.....FROM LARGE COLLECTIONS TO A HANDFUL OF ITEMS. PLEASE WRITE FOR MORE DETAILS.