Antique Nupe Stool, Nigeria

SKU: F109


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Description of Significance:

Vintage wooden Nupe stools from Nigeria are prized artifacts created by the Nupe people, known for their intricate craftsmanship and cultural significance. Carved from a single piece of hardwood, these stools typically feature a round, flat seat supported by multiple legs adorned with intricate geometric patterns and animal figures. Beyond their functionality, Nupe stools symbolize status and authority, often used by chiefs and elders in ceremonies and rituals. The craftsmanship reflects the rich artistic heritage of the Nupe people, with skills passed down through generations.

Authentic vintage Nupe stools like this one are highly sought after by collectors and museums for their aesthetic and cultural value. Their worth depends on factors such as age, condition, and provenance. While most stools are small for sitting, variations exist in size and function, including larger ceremonial pieces. 

Country of Origin:

  • Hand crafted for use in Nigeria

Dimensions (in inches):

  • Depth: 16.5"
  •  Width: 18"
  • Height: 13.5"


  • Wood and paint


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About Interior Design at Hemingway Gallery:

Hemingway Gallery and Safaris serves as an unequaled reliable ethical source for creative designers and their clients. We value partnerships with individuals who are open to making a statement with their artistic and historic artifact design choices. Our clients are among the most discerning curators of fine art and notable objects in the world. 45 years of experience allows us to provide creative hands-on collaboration in assessing the critical acquisition and design decisions of the client. We do this by considering indoor/ outdoor space, other works of art in the vicinity, lighting, and the client’s preferences and goals. We engage with each client to create experiences, making the  process less transactional and more relationship oriented. The diaspora of Africa and the safari-home aesthetic can be applied to any space to brilliantly accentuate home lifestyle.

About Antique African Art:

Hemingway Gallery regards antique African art as the best artistic expression of aesthetic beauty and storytelling throughout the known history of art. Aside from artistic taste, African art accrues value in different ways than other genres, including use in ceremonial settings as well as age. 50 years can be regarded as old or antique when it comes to wood masks and totems. Hemingway Gallery provides both authoritative insight and context into each artifact in the collection, possessing and readily exhibiting direct, intimate knowledge of the source and pedigree. The goal is to preserve and curate one-of-a-kind artifacts of importance while creating a platform for the acquisition of spectacular unique pieces within financial reach.

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