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Our grandfather was devoted to the classics, people knew him as treasure hunter, keeper of antiques and everything aesthetic that makes us proud of who we are. Our grandfather, J. Ridgley, born 1910, also known as Osapana , was a Native American descendant to Pocahontas from the Powhatan tribe of Virginia. Ridgley was 27 when he made a name for himself in two different fields: archeology and art. In 1929 Ridgley came across the monumental discovery of the first Clovis man site (the national Geographic Society recognized his discovery and published a magazine about it in December of 2000) artifacts from his discovery can still be viewed at the Smithsonian museum. By the age of 27 he was a member of the elite WPA art project and was recognized as one of New Mexicos greatest artist in the late 1930s. He was also one of the founders of the federated Indian tribe in 1952. Ridgley was a creator, collector and a teacher. *Now 5 generations later, his family continues his legacy of celebrating a passion for collecting and a devotion to the classics. *Ridgleys offers a diverse selection of rare and collectible objects in every category and price point. From originally commissioned signed jewelry, to unsigned rare pieces from the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st century. Quintessential looks in every category by masters of their time. Estate Jewelry, Watches, Gemstones, Fine Art, Artisan Rugs and Collectibles. Follow us on YouTube & Facebook to stay up to date for upcoming events!
3135 1st Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
United States
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