1920s Vintage African Ghana Elephant Ashanti Bench
Vintage; 1920's African, Ghana solid, and substantially, hand carved Ashanti or Asante bench or stool, with the main thematic being ...
moreVintage; 1920's African, Ghana solid, and substantially, hand carved Ashanti or Asante bench or stool, with the main thematic being an elephant motif. These stools were made for tribal leaders and rulers. A classic, tribal, and artisanal skill honed by factions in varying degrees in certain tribes within Africa, most notably in Ghana and indigenous regions within Africa. The stool is carved from one solid block of wood, the elephant seems at first to be attached, the base and top pieces seem attached with naive and hand carved peg dowel joinery, as underside of seat indicates in one image, but in fact are carved from one solid piece.
Base dimensions, 20.75" W x 7"D. Minor wear due to era and normal use attributed to any wear. It looks as if couple corners of seat top base has had minor fix, assuming the wood with all the years dried. We took the liberty to clean it and enhance the authentic color of the wood, by using antique wood polish with a soft cloth application, to enhance the original patina of this gorgeous, and indigenous hard wood. Quite a feat in those days, with the skill methods utilized in this original carving method. In some images, there are distinguishable, textural facets of hand tools used in scraping, carving, in addition to the scooped seat top. In great condition less
- 21.5ʺW × 12ʺD × 18.5ʺH
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Very Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, No Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history less
- Place of Origin
- Seat Height
- 16.5 inches
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