Two Asante chairs, asipim, Ghana. 90cm high
Lot 319W
Two Asante chairs, asipim,
Ghana. 90cm high
Sold for £562 (US$ 741) inc. premium

Lot Details
Ghana.
the backs, seat rails and stretchers decorated with brass upholstery tacks, one with carved and pierced splat, the other with solid hide back and brass finials, both with hide seats, 90cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Patricia Withofs, Australia, 1993
    John Hewett, London.

    Chairs such as these, with inclined backs and without arms, are called asipim, meaning, "I stand firm". Each local chief will possess at least one example, their use reserved exclusively for the ruling elite during important gatherings. The style is derived from European farthingale chairs of the 17th Century.
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