African Ethnic Birthing Stool Chair

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Mar 19, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

African Ethnic Birthing Stool Chair
Whether bought for the purpose for which it was intended originally, or as an accent feature in an ethnic designed interior, this African birthing chair is cleverly carved from one piece of wood for the rear support, and incorporates elephants, lamas and treas, to create a high slightly reclining back support, while the seat is low and extends to slot through the back support, as photographed. This chair dismantles into two sections and will be shipped as such.
Made from an African hardwood, it has been wax finished, and has a few worm holes underneath the seat which have been extensively treated for your added peace of mind.
Dimensions assembled: Seat height: 32 cms Max. height of back support: 100 cms Depth: 80 cms
I'll leave the pics to describe this best. Please note any other items displayed are not included, but to give an idea of scale.
As with all my listings, this is a vintage item and as such does come with some evidence of age. If you are looking for pristine condition, then this might not be for you. I do try to give an accurate description of the condition, as I hope my feedback testifies, but this is always relative. I would urge you, therefore, where possible to arrange a viewing by prior appointment to satisfy yourself prior to bidding. Do bear in mind that Ebay final prices often reflect the fact that an item is being bought sight unseen and, there is, therefore, an element of risk , which is why it is always preferable to buy from a Reputable Seller like ourselves, with a long-established 100% Positive Feedback Rating. That said, the end price is likely to be much lower than you would pay in an antique shop where the cost of overheads is built in to the retail price.
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