• Headrest/stool. Turkana – Northern Kenya

    A large in size Turkana headrest from Northern Kenya. Decorated with small metal pieces along the top rest. Leather strap between the two supports.Good condition.H – 21 cm. £420

  • Headrest/stool. Bongo, Sudan.

    A fine zoomorphic headrest/stool coming from the Bongo culture, Southern Sudan.Beautifully curved support on four legs.Nice honey colour patina.Mid 20th century. L -  27 cm H – 18 cm. £850

  • 1. Headrest. Swazi – Southern Africa

    A long and elegant Swazi headrest. Southern Africa. In good overall condition. First half 20th century. Ex private collection UK. L – 43 cm. H – 13 cm. £750

  • Headrest. Boni – Somali

    An early example of a Boni headrest without any of the usual decorations. Good form and patina from use and age. Boni. Somalia.H – 15 cm. £320

  • Seated figure.Tanzania

    Impressive seated figure. Kaguru, Tanzania. The male figure seated on a three-legged stool as a symbol of rank and prestige. First half 20th century. H -  64 cm. £2400

  • Female bust. Makonde

    A finely decorated female bust. Makonde. Mozambique/Tanzania. Used as a ritual piece with holes to contain healing medicine on the top of head and back.Mid 20th century. H – 18 cm. £850

  • Mother and child.Makonde,Tanzania/Mozambique

    A impressive mother and child figure. Makonde, Mozambique/Tanzania border. First half 20th century,probably 1930’s. Carved from a heavy wood,the mother crouching and holding a pot on her head with her baby strapped to her back.With typical Makonde facial tattooing and decorated with white and blue paint.H – 50 cm. £2600

  • Early 20th century Ethiopian small chair

    Small in size with three supporting legs.Attractive cut out design on the back support. Good condition with deep lusty patina. H – 70 cm. £850

  • Pende mask. DRC

    A fine ‘Giphogo’ helmet mask.Eastern Pende. Kasai region DRC. Ex Peter Alder collection. London. Publisher Duncan Clark ‘African Hats and Jewellery’.£2400

  • Ethiopian chair

    An unusual Ethiopian high backed chair. Small in size with sections joined together. Beautiful overall patina with attractive decorations to all sides. Gurage culture.Early 20th century. Ex-private collection London.H – 70 cm x 34 cm x 33 cm. £780

  • Two large zoomorphic village stools.

    Two fine and rare large village stools in amazing zoomorphic forms.Both Omo Valley,Ethiopia. First half 20th century. Left -  Ex Jonathan Lowen collection,London.  Right – SOLD. Left Length – 70 cm Height  – 35 cm. £850

  • Early 20th century chair.Ethiopia

    A beautifully decorated and well patinated chair with one arm support. Gurage culture.Ethiopia.Early 20th century.Comfortable and strong. H – 59 cm. £650

  • Hunters staff. Tanzania

    A unusual hunters staff (would have been carried across the shoulders) Fipa tribe,Tanzania. Made from a naturally formed piece of wood,the branches forming two extended ears,with inlayed aliminum eyes. H -  90 cm  £870 (click image for slide show) Comes on custom made stand

  • Fine Congo stool

    A fine Luba/Zela? stool (or related people) DRC. A powerful female figure with arms raised supporting the seat platform. Carved from a dense heavy wood.The figure has scarification markings and aluminium inserted eyes. H – 35 cm. First half 20th century. CBDBHOO. Price – £2800

  • Reclining chair

    A fine two piece reclining backrest/chair. 19th century. Ethiopia. Consisting of two pieces of wood, the backrest slotting into the base.The chair has a wonderful patina all over and elegant form. Length –  105 cm Height – 84 cm Wide – 50 cm. £1800

  • Ceremonial mask. Tanzania

    A fine old ceremonial mask.Doe tribe, coastal region Tanzania. Powerful presence with an unusual parted hairstyle down the center of the mask. Carved from a dense hardwood. H -  36 cm . £3400 .On a custom made stand  (click on image for slideshow)

  • Akan gold weight

    Fine Akan gold weight of a man cutting a palm tree. 19th century. H – 4 cm. Ex-private collection Germany. £280  (click on image for slideshow)

  • Akan gold weight

    Fine Akan gold weight of a bird on a perch. 19th century.Ex private collection UK. 32 mm x 20 mm. £190 (comes on a wooden custom made display base)

  • Standing male figure.Tanzania

    Symbolising rank and prestige,this sculpture depicts a male figure standing on top of a stool,a common characteristic in East African sculpture.Ex private collection UK.Collected in the 1990’s.Deep lusty patina.H 60 cm. £1800

  • Finely decorated gourd

    The gourd is beautifully decorated with images of people,plants and geometric designs. It has a fantastic traditional restoration repairing an old crack with the gourd finely stitched together.The stopped indicates that this gourd was also possibly used as a doll and well as a container.Tanzanian. H –  28 cm. Price  -  £480

  • Stool. Kamba Kenya

    Early Kamba stool from Kenya with four supporting legs, old traditional sheet metal restoration to the seat. Early part 20th century. H – 29 cm D – 30 cm. £420

  • LARGE TITLE STOOL

    A rare type of stool symbolising rank and title. Hehe tribe. Iringa region. Tanzania. Early 20th century. H -40 cm D – 51 cm. £650

  • 19th century palm wine cup

    A very early ceremonial palm wine container.Ngombe.DRC.The handle is decorated with early brass tacks and a mental chain which all appear to be the same period as the cup. 19th century.Ex Belgium collection.£580

  • Woven storage basket

    This type of traditional basket is used to store grain and other dry foods. Made from strips of woven flat fibre in two sections held in shape by a central bark binding and decorated with an abstract designs.Mid 20th century. Haha tribe – Southern Tanzania.  Diameter 40 cm. Height  - 31 cm.Price  -  £570

  • Kalacha

    ‘Kalacha’ Konso people.Southern Ethiopia.Worn as a head decoration by a chief or elder of importance.It is a symbol of fertility and power. Aluminium with bone button and leather strap.Early last century. Length  - 17cm long.Price £470

  • Brass amulet

    A finely cast brass amulet. Senufo. Ivory Coast. First half 20th century. Ex-private collection Netherlands. H- 4 cm. Custom mounted. £450

  • Congo mask

    A fine Kuba/Lele mask (or sub group) DRC. Decorated with aluminium covering eyes and mouth. With original costume of raffia and animal hair. Ex Belgium private collection .H – 35 cm. £3500

  • Figurative gold weight. 19th century

    A finely cast Akan gold weight of a man standing with his legs crossed, a flute in his mouth and a scorpion at his feet. 19th century. H – 44 mm. Ex-private German collection. £250

  • Figurative gold weight 19th century

    A fine bronze gold weight of a standing male figure from Ghana. Ex Seward Kennedy collection UK. 19th century, H 55 MM £350

  • Gold weight 19th century

    An unusual Akan gold weight from Ghana in abstract form.Ex-private collection UK. 19th century.L 115 mm W 42 mm £180

  • Headrest B

    An early Dinka headrest, curved in form with a woven leather strap. The structure of the headrest is carved with downturned and upturned ‘lugs’ thought to represent a cow’s udder. The headrest has a deep well-used patina on the surface.Length 46.5 cm. price  - £950 -

  • 2. Headrest.Kaffa culture – Ethiopia

    Headrest.Kaffa culture.Ethiopia. Early 20th century. H – 16 cm. £280

  • Headrest. Rendille.Kenya

    A fine Rendille headrest, Kenya. Beautifully formed with deep patina colour. L -  24 cm H – 16 cm. £340

  • Stool/headrest. Mursi – Southern Ethiopia

    Mursi H – 18 cm W 23.5 cm £420

  • Stool/headrest. Dinka – Southern Sudan

    Headrest/stool made from a natural tree branch and in animal form. Three supporting legs with ride running down the underside of the support. Dinka tribe.Southern Sudan. H – 19 cm. L – 43 cm. £520

  • Headrest/stool.

    A beautifully formed headrest/stool with attached snuff container.Hamar people.Southern Ethiopia.21 X 19 cm  £450

  • Headrest J

    Ethiopian headrest with elegant form and with fantastic patina.H – 12 cm. £350

  • Headrest M

    Oromo – Ethiopia. 19th century. Made in two pieces with top neckrest support fitting into base. Beautiful patina. £340

  • 4. Headrest.Ethiopia

    Gurgage culture H – 18 cm £260

  • Headrest L

    Afar. Ethiopia. Rare form of Afar headrest appearing animal in form. Carved with four splayed supporting legs (rare with Afar headrests) with fine crisscross decorations. Length -  21.5 cm. First half 20th century.£270