African Wooden Bamileke stool, early XX century
African Wooden 'Bamileke' stool, early XX century. The stool is a traditional art populair from Cameroon. These hand-carved stools have long been used as ceremonial seating to indicate the status and power of tribal chiefs and kings. Each stool is hand-carved from a single piece of local teum wood and then stained. The status of the owner is represented in the particular design. This particular stool shows a refined modest design and beautiful thick solid curved top. The stool in in a very good original condition and shows a beautiful patina.