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Asante Seat of Power Stool, Early 20th c

West, Africa, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, Akan cultures, Asante peoples likely early 20th century. Early seat was one of the most important type of court regalia the complicated variations and designations of male and female throne are too plentiful to list. This example with a flat rectangular base, series of three rows of geometric pierced openings, and four circular columns or struts with scalloped decorated edged. The center of the throne is a round bulbous collum that also supports the upturned U shaped sitting platform. 22 1/2" W x 17" H x 12 1/2" L

Family collection of an esteemed diplomat and ambassador amassed during travel and work circa 1960-1990s in the medical field providing charitable advanced medical care throughout the African continent and internationally.

Condition: Wear commensurate with age and use with repair to one top corner.