Share your favorites on Show & Tell

African export ??

In Folk Art > Wooden Folk Art Objects > Show & Tell.
Giasole's items2 of 2African art??African art??
4
Love it
0
Like it

shareurpassionshareurpassion loves this.
auraaura loves this.
yougottahavestuffyougottahavestuff loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 years ago

    Giasole
    (2 items)

    I just picked this piece up today and cannot find any viable information about it. I think it is African wood (very light in weight) and made for export perhaps. I actually purchased two. The other one is slightly different which I will put up also. They both were encased in a glass lidded shadow-type box with woven grass on all sides. Primitively sealed with black duct tape. I found one other precisely the same, but offered little if any good info.. Any light you can shed will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Denise

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Wooden Folk Art Objects
    See all
    Antique Tramp Art Wood Chip Carved Pyramid Small Dresser Drawer Box Folk Art
    Antique Tramp Art Wood Chip Carved ...
    $228
    Early 19thC Antique Folk Art Roses Painting, Architectural Molded Wood Panel
    Early 19thC Antique Folk Art Roses ...
    $80
    2 Antique Folk Art Turned Wood, ACORN FINIALS, Weathered Dry Red Paint NR
    2 Antique Folk Art Turned Wood, ACO...
    $46
    MYSTICAL ANTIQUE OIL ON BOARD SAINT RITA NUN WOMAN WHIP CROSS SPANISH SCHOOL 18
    MYSTICAL ANTIQUE OIL ON BOARD SAINT...
    $28
    logo
    Antique Tramp Art Wood Chip Carved Pyramid Small Dresser Drawer Box Folk Art
    Antique Tramp Art Wood Chip Carved ...
    $228
    See all

    Comments

    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Your "primitive" description made me laugh! It's possible it could be ebony or ironwood. Kind of looks like something, nah, I haven't a clue! You're photos are dark too so it's hard to tell. Do they look like two pieces glued together? Hollow could be why they are so light in weight.
    2. Giasole, 5 years ago
      Hi Shareurpassion, the wood is definitely not ironwood or ebony. The wood is just too light in weight. The piece has been carved from one piece of wood.
      I'm sorry you can't see the details well. If you click on the photo it enlarges it and shows the details much better.
      I appreciate you time.
      Glad I was able to make you laugh...! I laughed myself after I read it again.
      (I was thinking they looked like some sort of an ax head?? I'll keep hunting.)

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.