It is very simple to explain how McCoy’s CAAT became such a unique emporium of rare and desirable pieces. Imagine working overseas for several decades travelling constantly for work to places most Americans have never seen or heard of. Imagine finding the most unique pieces of art, exquisite carvings, furniture, statues, curios and tapestry and shipping them to home base in Jakarta Indonesia. Imagine collecting for years and years and when being repatriated shipping these one of a kind treasures back home to a small farm on Nittany Valley Drive in Bellefonte.
The result, a barn full of several containers of true treasures. The problem was, how to share them with collectors and folks with an eye for uniqueness. Many of these pieces actually could be a museum display (for example the largest collection of antique Indonesian performance masks in the U.S. the exception maybe being the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C.), but there was so much to share-what was the solution?
Michael McCoy and his wife Angela saw an opportunity to share these treasures with Centre County by opening McCoy’s CAAT. Michael was the Executive Director of the largest Fulbright Commission in East Asia Pacific (EAP) for many years. He himself had no knowledge of the vast archipelago and cultures when first setting foot on the island of Sulawesi. But the richness and history of the former “East Indies” or Spice Islands if you like, is represented well in many of the pieces at McCoy’s CAAT.
We hope you can visit our shop, for each piece has a story to tell. You, can also view some of our featured items on the website, request more information or photos by email (email@example.com) or call Michael at 814-933-6783,
You can order, and we can ship, any items you are interested in if you contact us with details and arrange for payment. Many items are large and shipping by air freight or truck the only options.
We will also deliver locally or within a several States range-but please contact us for details.
Most importantly please visit the shop even if you don’t buy a piece, you will most certainly see things you have never seen before and may ever see again-for once they are sold they cannot be replaced.
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