2 African carvings

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$700
Inherited
Sculptures
California USA
Description from user:

2 African wood carvings Solid wood Round thick base allows the carving to stand still With jewelry accessories

Bought overseas

Answered within about 2 hours
Sep 21, 22:01 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$700 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Jessica,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Two African export carved hardwood figures
made for the tourist trade, both 20th Century
One a female figure with pronounced breasts and facial features, carved wooden headdress and necklace with beaded jewelry (skirt and necklace), on a round base.
One a male figure with pronounced facial features, carved braided cornrows, wearing a carved shift and carrying a carved club in one hand, a carved knife in the other, its legs crossed, on a round base.
One 38 1/2 inches high on a base 6 by 7 inches
Other 40 inches high on a base 7 1/2 by 7 inches
CONDITION: both appear to be in generally good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired overseas
$200-300 each or $400-600 for the two together*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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