Auction ended on November 23rd, 2013
An African Carved Wood Fertility Chair
LOT PASSED|ESTIMATE: $1,200 - $1,500|Sell a Similar Item
An African Carved Wood Fertility Chair, carved with heads to the top of the uprights, chair back and stretchers, the back carved to show a copulating couple, appx. 25 1/4 in. H.
- 21.5% up to 200000
- 18% above 200000
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