Africa

The most colourful continent of all, Africa, is home to the greatest diversity, and the oldest, cultures. Although Europeans did great harm to the people by enslaving millions and erasing their heritage by moving them to America, resilience made Africans persist and flourish, which can be seen in the vast diversity in sculpture, traditional dress and architecture that Africa has given the world. From the Islamic north and east to the dense rainforest in the centre and savannah's in the south: Africa is truly a continent of which the grandeur is beyond comparison.

We present you with rare artefacts from Africa, but also interpretations of its beautiful people and nature in fine art.

Marius Bauer (1867-1932) ‘Devotie in de Woestijn’ (Devotion in the Dessert near the pyrami

Marius Bauer (1867-1932)
‘Devotie in de Woestijn’ (Devotion in the Dessert near the pyramids of Gizeh, circa 1919)

Portrait Painting of an African Woman - Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976) ‘Portrait of a Congolese girl’

Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976) ‘Portrait of a Congolese girl’

Finely pencilled in black, the Dutch flags in red and blue enamels. The border decorated i
Finely pencilled in black, the Dutch flags in red and blue enamels. The border decorated i


A rare pair of Chinese export porcelain ‘Table Bay’ dishes


Qianlong period, 18th century

A commemorating glass with engraving of a farmer ploughing, an East Indiaman and a text re

A commemorating glass with engraving of a farmer ploughing, an East Indiaman and a text reading: Het Lan’s Wel Varen An De Caap

(the country’s prosperity at the Cape of Good Hope)

Maurice Jaubert de Becque (1878-1938) ‘Chimpansee’
Maurice Jaubert de Becque (1878-1938) ‘Walking elephant’

Maurice Jaubert de Becque (1878-1938)
‘Chimpansee’

(sold)

Maurice Jaubert de Becque (1878-1938)

‘Walking elephant’

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Charles Henry Joseph Cordier (1827-1905)

‘African Venus’ (1851)

’Saïd Abdallah of the Mayac Tribe, Kingdom of Darfur’ (1848)

Nine framed pencil and watercolour sketches depicting various African tribes by J. White, Esq
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A rare and exquisite pair of Chinese export porcelain ‘Table Bay’ dishes Qianlong period, 1735-1750
(sold)

Nine framed pencil and watercolour sketches depicting various African tribes by J. White, Esq
Nine framed pencil and watercolour sketches depicting various African tribes by J. White, Esq
Nine framed pencil and watercolour sketches depicting various African tribes by J. White, Esq
hardwood (Alstonia spp.) and leather ‘Chokwe’ throne chair with brass nails

A hardwood (Alstonia spp.) and leather ‘Chokwe’ throne chair with brass nails

Nine framed pencil and watercolour sketches depicting various African tribes by J. White, Esq., together with a book containing 41 tinted lithograph plates, after these and other sketches by J. White, and 21 pages with descriptions of the various tribes of South Africa

 

A ‘chair of importance’ with carved human figures Ivory Coast, Guro peoples, 20th century

An Ivory Coast Guro ‘chair of importance’ with carved human figures
(sold)

Mohammad Ali Pasha and the sale of a white enslaved family

French School (circa 1820)
Un esclave avec son famille est présenté devant Mécmet-aly

Portuguese Colonial Angola Ivory Sedan Chair Hand-Grips

Portuguese-colonial Angolan Ivory carved Sedan Chair hand Supports, marked ***A ***R DIAZ

Vûe et description des Forts que les Hollandois, Anglois et Danois ont sur la Côte de Guin
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A drawing of a Dodo
Second half 18th century

Johann-Christian-Friderici-Frederici-1766-1804-roadstead-of-St-lago-Porto-Praia,-Cape-Verd

Johann Christian Frederici (1766 - 1804)

Prospect van het eyland, en de rheede van St. Iago. Geteekend van Johann Christian Friderici / Verbeelding van de inwoonders op St Iago

Extremely rare and large view on the island and roadstead of St. Lago / depiction of the inhabitants on St. Lago

Porto Praia, Cape Verde, 1783

G.J. Beekman (20th century) South-African Mountain View

G.J. Beekman (20th century)
South-African Mountain View

 

Hardman - African Eve (Portrait of a Black African Woman)
Philip Reeves (Nairobi 1952) A Massai/Rendille tribe girl from Kenya
Winifred Elizabeth Beatrice Hardman (1890-1972)  ‘Zulu Dancers’

Winifred Elizabeth Beatrice Hardman (1890-1972)

‘Zulu Dancers’

 

Winifred Elizabeth Beatrice Hardman (1890-1972)

‘Eve (The Snake)’

(sold)

Philip Reeves (Nairobi 1952)
A Massai/Rendille tribe girl from Kenya

 

Willem Troost (1812-1893)  Elmina Castle on the Gold Coast

Willem Troost (1812-1893)

Elmina Castle on the Gold Coast

(sold)

 

Quirijn Maurits Rudolph Verhuell (1787-1860) Two gentlemen in a Mauritian landscape, Port Louis in the background
A Kingdom of Benin 'Prestige Chair' Late 19th early 20th century

A Kingdom of Benin 'Prestige Chair'
Late 19th early 20th century

 

A collection of Ndebele beadwork

South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
 

 

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) 'Gereformeerde Kerk, Zuid Africa'

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957)
'Gereformeerde Kerk, Zuid Africa'

(sold)

G.R. Petereit (Late 19th/early 20th century) “Groote Schuur”

G.R. Petereit (Late 19th/early 20th century)
“Groote Schuur”

Quirijn Maurits Rudolph Verhuell (1787-1860)
Two gentlemen in a Mauritian landscape, Port Louis in the background

 

A collection of Ndebele beadwork

South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
 

 

A collection of Ndebele beadwork  South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
A collection of Ndebele beadwork  South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
A collection of Ndebele beadwork  South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
A collection of Ndebele beadwork  South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
A collection of Ndebele beadwork  South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
A collection of Ndebele beadwork  South Africa, circa 1920 till 1980
Bronze sculture of an African Man, Zulu Dancer, Dignified
Eduard Frankfort (1864-1920)  “On safari, South Africa”

Eduard Frankfort (1864-1920)

“On safari, South Africa”

 

A pair of charming Ivory Coast polychrome wood sculptures of dressmakers

A cold-painted bronze sculpture of a dancing man 

 

A pair of charming Ivory Coast polychrome wood sculptures of dressmakers

 

Frans Oerder (1867-1944) “Coconut rope weaver”

Frans Oerder (1867-1944)
“Coconut rope weaver”

 

Dutch School (18th century)  “Arrival of a Dutch East Indiaman in Table bay”

Dutch School (18th century)

“Arrival of a Dutch East Indiaman in Table bay”

(sold)
 

 

South African Child's Chair or Riempie Stoel

A Charming South-African blackened cedarwood and 'riempie' child's chair

William James Cohen Stuart (1857-1935) “Het Hollandsche Oefenescader liggende te Simonsbaai, 1876/77”, with the names of the ships, Zilveren Kruis, Curaçao, Leeuwarden and Van Galen.
An impressive and important ambonya, stinkwood and pine Rococo Cape cabinet with ormolu mounts
A superb and Cape cabinet with silver mounts
Winand Antoine Leonard Naiken (Verviérs 1897 – 1962)   “Ngoski na Niska”

Winand Antoine Leonard Naiken (Verviérs 1897 – 1962)

 “Ngoski na Niska”

 

William James Cohen Stuart (1857-1935)
“Het Hollandsche Oefenescader liggende te Simonsbaai, 1876/77”, with the names of the ships, Zilveren Kruis, Curaçao, Leeuwarden and Van Galen.

 

An ebony-and-bone-inlaid African ebony 'Lamu' chair (Kita Chaenzi - Chair of Power)

A superb and Cape cabinet with silver mounts
(sold)

 

An ebony-and-bone-inlaid African ebony 'Lamu' chair (Kita Chaenzi - Chair of Power)

 

Portrait Painting of an Black African Woman Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976) ‘Portrait of a Congolese girl’

Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976)
Djinga, 1946

 

A collection of African trade beads  Property from the collection of J. Veen & H.J. Dallmeijer

An impressive and important ambonya, stinkwood and pine Rococo Cape cabinet with ormolu mounts

 

Portrait Painting of an Black African Woman Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976) ‘Portrait of a Congolese girl’

Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976)
Danseuse Mutshioko, 1945

 

Portrait Painting of an Black African Woman Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976) ‘Portrait of a Congolese girl’

Madeleine Lefebvre (1900-1976)

Jeune fille Bakura m'fruja, 1946

A collection of African trade beads  Property from the collection of J. Veen & H.J. Dallmeijer
A collection of African trade beads  Property from the collection of J. Veen & H.J. Dallmeijer
A collection of African trade beads  Property from the collection of J. Veen & H.J. Dallmeijer
A collection of African trade beads  Property from the collection of J. Veen & H.J. Dallmeijer
A rare and early 'Laongo ivory' (hippopotamus), ebony and silver walking cane
A Babanki-Tungo tribe wood chief's “bats” stool

A collection of African trade beads

Property from the collection of J. Veen & H.J. Dallmeijer

Flemish or Italian/Venetian School (18th century) Portrait of a black African boy
A set of six meubles de port French armchairs with figural back splats in the form of African animals

Flemish or Italian/Venetian School (18th century)
Portrait of a black African boy

(sold)

A glass with the engraving of an Indiaman with text “ONSE BEHOUWE REYS AAN DE CAAP”

A glass with the engraving of an Indiaman with text “ONSE BEHOUWE REYS AAN DE CAAP”

A set of six meubles de port French armchairs with figural back splats in the form of African animals

A rare and early 'Laongo ivory' (hippopotamus), ebony and silver walking cane

A rare and early 'Laongo ivory' (hippopotamus), ebony and silver walking cane

A Babanki-Tungo tribe wood chief's “bats” stool

ALBERT CHARLES DEQUENE (1897-1973)   Still life with African masks, a carved wooden figure and textiles (circa 1932)

ALBERT CHARLES DEQUENE (1897-1973)
 

Still life with African masks, a carved wooden figure and textiles (circa 1932)

A Cape of Good Hope land grant, dated 7th July 1724, with red wax seal CDG Hoop and signed by the chief clerk of the “Raad van Justitie” Rijk Tulbagh (1699-1771)

A Cape of Good Hope land grant, dated 7th July 1724, with red wax seal CDG Hoop and signed by the chief clerk of the “Raad van Justitie” Rijk Tulbagh (1699-1771)

A Cape of Good Hope manuscript of a land grant, dated 21 January 1780, signed by W.F. van Reede van Oudtshoorn and witnessed by P. Fauze, secretary of the Council Policy

A Cape of Good Hope manuscript of a land grant, dated 21 January 1780, signed by W.F. van Reede van Oudtshoorn and witnessed by P. Fauze, secretary of the Council Policy

Charles Michel Maria Verlat (1824-1890) “Portrait of a vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)”

Charles Michel Maria Verlat (1824-1890)
“Portrait of a vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)”
(sold)