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Hand Woven Linen Table Runners

With decorative diagonal twill weave, in natural undyed linen. 160 x 30 cms

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Hand Woven Kitchen Towel

With decorative striped border in natural undyed linen. 86 x 62 cms

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Hand Woven Linen Towels

With decorative coloured borders in natural undyed linen. 70 x 44 cms

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Hand Woven Linen Towels

With decorative coloured borders in natural undyed linen. 70 x 44 cms

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Large Tribal Gourd

Unusually large tribal gourd with incised geometric designs of both abstract and naturalistic forms, rich patina, late 19th – early 20th century. h36 x w25cms

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French Iron Vine Leaves

Decorative vintage iron French vine leaves. Each h14 x w22cms

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Georgian Silver Pepper Pots

Georgian Silver Pepper Pots

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Ivory Belt Pendants

A collection of fine ivory belt pendants. Angola, circa 1880

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Lobster Pot Chair

West Country Lobster Pot chair, c1800

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Windsor Armchair

A comb-back Windsor armchair, English, late 18th – early 19th century

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Vintage spindles

Vintage spindles

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Mende Female Figure

A very fine and rare Mende female fertility figure with superb worn glossy patina, zig-zag scarification marks, Sierra Leone late 19th – early 20th century

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English Oak Box

An English oak six plank document box with classical romantic scene painted on the front. With original paint, circa 1695 h24 x w47 x d28cms

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A Pair of Sock Dryers

Used and well worn, early 20th century. h68 x w27cms

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Scottish Quaich

A charming Scottish laburnum and willow-bound quaich of staved form with twin lugs, circa 1750. Provenance sticker to base, ex Levi Collection h4cms x w13cms

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Welsh Love Spoons

Welsh love spoons with symbolic Celtic motifs and piercings, chip-carved decoration, early 18th century. Large h18 x w9cms – small h17 x w3cms

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Butter Mould

A fine butter mould, early 20th century. Diameter 9cms

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Treen Chopping Bowls

A rare pair of treen chopping bowls, turned from the same piece of wood. Swedish, 19th century. Diameters 45 and 39cms

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Wood Turned Oak Vessels

A collection of contemporary Richard Chapman vessels in varying heights. Largest h30 – smallest h21cms

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Birch Burr Bowl

An exceptional large treen bowl with ribbed decorative detail, wonderful rich colour and superb patination. Swedish, circa 1800 h13 x w36cms

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Swedish Bowl

A fine Swedish dug-out bowl, rich patina 18th/early 19th century. h10 x w25cms

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Indian Marble Bowl

With interesting veined colouration, late 18th-early 19th century. h46 x w6cms

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Zulu Ladle

A fine and elegant Tsonga ladle from South Africa, in pale wood with twisted handle Provenance: Sotheby’s September 2007, lot 139 Collection Marc & Denyse Ginzberg early 20th century. h8.5 x w37cms

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Philippine’s necklace

A fine necklace, with three striking mother-of-pearl sections suspended off an intricately woven wicker neckpiece.  The central section with incised decoration Northern Luzon, Ifigao tribe late 19th / early 20th century. h20 x w23cms

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Bone Spinning Dice

A pair of Indonesian bone spinning dice. Length 5cm x w2cms

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Bamana Chi-wara Headdress

An extremely fine and elegant male Bamana chi-wara (antelope) headdress, late 19th – early 20th century. Ex coll H. Rubenstein, New York. h72 x w26cms

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Sulawesi Wood Door

A Sulawesi, toraja, wood door carved in relief with stylised buffalo, early 20th century. h55 x w42cms

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Djenne Bronze Ring

An ancient Djenne ring, Mali. Fine aged and weathered surface. h8 x w5 cms

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Dogon Figurines

Early Dogon figurines, old and worn surface texture. h19 x w4cms

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Marupai Charms

A pair of Marupai charms, Papuan Gulf, New Guinea. Dwarf coconuts incised with symmetrical clan designs, late 19th – early 20th century. Large 12cms Small 9cms

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a spade shaped African Currency

Sculptural West African currency with crusty worn surface h44 x w24cms

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Sculptural African Throwing Knife

h45 x w39cms

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Lega Ivory Spoon

A fine Lega anthropomorphic ivory spoon, lustrous deep patina. Zaire, early 20th century. h15 x w3.5cms

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East African snuff containers

Three Maasai horn snuff containers, one with metal plug, all with decorative bead decoration   early to mid 20th century each h6 x w4cms

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Solomon Islands Comb

A comb from the Solomon Islands made of lengths of tree fern, decorated with interwoven strips of orchid vine and coconut palm late 19th – early 20th century. h17 x w6cms

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Decorative African Objects

A selection of decorative African objects including two Zulu bakelite & wood ear ornaments (diameters 7cm) and two ivory snuff containers

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Dinka ivory rings

  Four rare ivory rings, worn by men from the Dinka tribe, Sudan.  Wonderful aged patina and typical decorative markings. circa 1880.  Sold individually or as a group Provenance: Sotheby’s September 2007, lot 81 Collection Marc & Denyse Ginzberg largest … Continue reading

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Rajasthani Wooden Rattles

  Four decorative matching lacquered wood rattles.  Bikaner, Rajasthan 19th century, each h16 x w5cms    

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Sculptural African Currency

h73 x w27cms

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Philippines Platter

With original repairs, early 20th century. Diameter 43cms

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Fine Kuba Cup

With incised geometric decoration, glossy dark patina, mid to late 19th century. h15 x w7.5cms

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Large Slipware Dish

A fine oval slipware dish, English circa 1820. h8 x w42cms

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Stained Glass Panel

A contemporary Charles Janson stained glass panel. Diameter 24cms

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Orkney Chair

A pine & woven straw Orkney chair by D.M Kirkness of Kirkwall, circa 1910. h103 x w57 x d52cms

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Austrian Folk Art Armchair

An Austrian folk art armchair with worn original paint, mid 19th century. h86 x w60 x d57cms  

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Rustic Pine Chairs

A pair of rustic pine chairs with heart-shaped splats, Swiss, circa 1840. h98 x w41 x d35cms

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Irish Country Chair

A rare Irish Country chair reputedly made by a boat builder on the southern shores of Loch Neagh, mid 19th century. h93 x w56 x d43cms

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Irish Tripod Stool

A primitive country stool, Elm seat and three splayed legs. Fine and rich patina. h42 x w59 x d33cms

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West Country Armchair

West Country stick-back armchair, 19th century. h114 x w65 x d55cms

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Small East African stool

With fine patina. h30 x w22cms

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yellow glazed Flower Bowl

A decorative and unusually large Provencal Flower Bowl, wonderful glaze drips to rim French circa 1880. h21 x w41cms

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Contemporary Ceramic Bowls

Left, a contemporary Jane Waller ceramic bowl. h6 x w13cms Right, a contemporary Akiko Hirai tea bowl, tangible round form with decorative pitted green glaze. h9 x w10cms

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marbled glazed ceramic bowl

A contemporary bowl by potter Jane Waller, with green marble glaze.  Signed underneath h6 x w13cms

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Celadon glazed bowl

Decorative and functional pot hand-thrown by Shropshire based potter Andrew Crouch.  Pattern achieved using a kitchen lemon zester. h11 x w14cms

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Tall Celadon Vase

A contemporary Andrew Crouch celadon glazed vase. h20 x w8cms

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French Green Glazed Dishes

A charming pair of shallow dishes with brilliant vivid glaze, excellent condition 13cm diameter

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celadon glazed vessel

A contemporary vessel by renowned potter Chris Keenan, with marbled celadon glaze. h18 x w6.5cms

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Ceramic Vase

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French Glass Demijohn

An olive green vintage French glass demijohn, 19th century. h33 x w21cms

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