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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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This 19th century stool/table carved from a single piece of wood, is an example of an exceptionally finely carved work, in which the multiple substructural figures support the heavy "tabletop" or "seat". The figures have inlaid bone eyes, and the piece has a beautiful patina which reflects decades of handling and delicate treatment. Each of the figures is carved with an abstraction that suggests an origin in Tanzania--but it may be Zulu as well. There are other examples which may have been carved by the same carver in the Yale Archive; all are attributed to "South Africa" as their origin. A rare, very old and well preserved object of beauty and function, which can be displayed as a work of art while also being used as a table or stool.
|Lot ID: 129|
|Low Estimate: $3,000|
|High Estimate: $6,000|
|Next Bid: $3,750|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood (one piece), stain, bone (eyes)|
|Dimensions: 19.5" (49.53 cm) height x 16.5" (41.91 cm) diameter|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Tanzania|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Furniture|
|Stools, backrests, and tables like this beautiful piece were historically used as prestige pieces as well as everyday objects for elite members of tribes throughout the African diaspora. As they were often commissioned by chiefs and tribal royalty, they are amongst the most carefully designed objects in the diaspora, and have inspired design and function.|
|Provenance: Ex. James Stephenson, NY (original certificate of authenticity and ownership included); acquired from a New York Estate Sale, all examples in Yale Archive date to 19th century|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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