Suite Of African Carved Furniture c.1900.

Remarkable suite of early 20th.c. African hardwood carved furniture comprising two pairs of chairs and a matching table c.1900. Probably produced as export items in the first half of the 20th.c. Construction however is of traditional technique with both the table and chairs being carved from single blocks of timber, rather than being jointed as in modern furniture.

The legs of the table are carved as male and female figures above lions. The arms and legs of one pair of the chairs are also lions, and lions continue as the legs of the second pair, which have solid arms with a fish motif. All chairs feature pierced backs, one of which depicts a bird eating a snake. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.


Dimensions: Table: width 23″, depth 23″, height 25½”. Chairs: width 20″, depth 18″, height 28-32″.
Year: c.1900
Price: £995
Stock Number: 31324