DECORATIVE ITEMS


Pair of Victorian Tunbridge Ware Mahogany Footstools
A lovely pair of Victorian mahogany footstools with Tunbridge ware banding, reeded ceramic feet and beadwork over stuffed panels. The footstools are in quite good condition though some of the beadwork is missing and there are a few marks and scuffs on the frames. Still a lovely decorative pair of footstools for its age.

Diameter: 11", 28 cm
Price: £285
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Benin Queen bronze head, Nigerian ethnic art
Benin was an African Kingdom of the Edo people, in present day Nigeria, which reached its apogee in the Sixteenth Century. During this period, Edo craftsmen produced striking bronze artefacts, remarkable for their beauty and high degree of naturalism. Particularly arresting examples of this ancient artistry are the large heads of Edo kings and queens which today captivate visitors at the British Museum and a few other prestigious European museums.

Over the centuries, Nigerian craftsman have continued to pay tribute to this ancestral bronze-making tradition with the creation of beautiful replica heads. The head featured here is a representation of the Queen mother, in all her regalia, with her striking conical headgear and her neck-rings, proudly displayed on a mahogany plinth.

This stunning bronze head of an Edo Benin queen is in excellent condition. To appreciate the high quality of this item, please take time to view our pictures showing the bronze head from all angles.

Dimensions
Height with pedestal: 43 cm
Height of the head: 38 cm
Circumference: 42 cm
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Pair of vintage Coromandel elephant bookends
Finely carved pair of vintage coromandel wood elephants bookends with ivory tusks and ivory toenails. These lovely elephants are in good condition with a few toenails replaced sympathetically with ivory. These beautifully tactile figures have a fabulous wood figuring and patina. Height 16 cm
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