Need help with wood carved stool

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  1. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    If anyone can help with where this stool is from or age it is appreciated. It is all one piece of wood E3C453F9-15AB-48F5-B61C-F59CAF6743BF.jpeg E1F3FBD4-2DD0-41F6-A1BF-E3A71C5A2ED8.jpeg 4C34E57C-F941-4644-B17C-37028866C91E.jpeg A976A269-D3F2-40CC-AEEA-6C2D38F20FB9.jpeg C056D9AB-05D6-4E9C-B669-D328BDCAFA62.jpeg 2B756415-DF46-4988-BF66-45DC163CF1FB.jpeg 63590FAA-F0C8-4A0E-B43E-430CCEB5A9B8.jpeg 74D7DBC0-7214-45BA-BF02-5E8B64E75753.jpeg 9AA2634C-C5AD-4D24-9179-86980CD7F922.jpeg A1BDA4E9-928B-4F14-9596-D091595ADB0E.jpeg
     
  2. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    Here are pics of the bottom 4463269D-F041-4606-AF62-BC3ABCE5F084.jpeg BB7DCAD0-C181-4FB1-89D1-39A69C2F0900.jpeg
     
  3. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Photos are difficult to see as they are exposed for the background rather than the item but this looks like a Sepik Stool to me
     
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  4. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    @blooey yes wood is really dark hard to get a good pic
     
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I was thinking more Solomon Island
    It don't look that old though......
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  7. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Take photographs of dark objects on neutral or dark backgrounds or even better use spot metering otherwise photo will be underexposed
     
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  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    The edge detail motif shown in photograph #2 is a typical New Guinean Sepik river device.
     
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  9. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    @komokwa ok thanks guys......not that old in the burn pile it goes any thing repo or made new I burn I will post vid thanks again
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    WHOA....... slow down....!!
    I'm only one voice........& I never said new !!!!
    Do Not Burn........just yet !!
    There may be value there ...enuf to save it from the fire !!!!
     
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  11. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    @komokwa yeah your probably right I better see how Much it doesn’t look that old...,....although it seems to look a lot older than that 1920 one
     
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  12. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    That’s usually what I do though I find the stuff and if I don’t find out a answer for it I burn it with the rest of the trash from the clean outs
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it may well be.....this Oceanic stuff can fool even me !
     
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    you may wish to reconsider that course of action......specially since you've now found us !!!;);):woot::woot:
    but it's always advisable to wait until several voices have spoken..!! :):):)
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think Massim, Trobriand Islands.
    ... and typical of other areas in the region, like the Trobriand Islands. Sepik stools look different, this one is typical Trobriand Islands imo.
    :banghead::banghead::banghead:

    I see you are 42, maybe the same age as the stool. Does that mean you will join it in the burn pile?:rolleyes:

    Never let lack of knowledge guide you.
    If you don't appreciate Massim arts, or the fact that these arts are still alive in a world where more and more is factory made by slave labour, donate it to a charity shop or to a person who does appreciate it.
     
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  16. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    @Any Jewelry yep burn pile
    This stuff means nothing to me it’s free in the clean outs. I dislike anything made as a repo or new.
     
  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You mean you?:confused:
    Why do you even ask, if you're so dismissive of other people's culture and so destructive anyway?
    You have no idea if it is repro or new. Nor do you have any idea of the value.

    There is one much newer and much less decorated listed on eboo for US$245. If that is what they ask for new ones, yours must be worth more. Maybe that can stop you destroying it.
     
  18. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    @Any Jewelry you told me it is 42 years old. To me that is new I like to get rid of factory made repo things I really dislike that it has flooded the market
     
  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    No I did not, please don't put words in my mouth. I said maybe, meaning I don't know the exact age.
    Maybe you can hold off building your bonfire until people who know more about it can tell you.
    Can't you tell the difference between handcarved and factory made?

    And just how many factories do you think there are on the Trobriand Islands? Had you even heard of the Trobriand Islands before I mentioned them?
     
  20. Crim000

    Crim000 Active Member

    @Any Jewelry yes I see your point......so I looked through I agree with your area of it being made. From the ones I looked at they don’t appear to be used. The one I have does appear to be used does that make a difference.
     
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