This unusual small wooden container, probably coming from the Kuba, would have been once used to store items of personal importance.
The shell of the container has been decorated with a large X design with other panels decorated with cross hatch patterns. The lid slides into place and is held together to the body with string so when it is hung it would be secure.
Estimated Period: 1930’s
Ex Private Collection, Brussels (Alain Guisson)
Note: This piece has been reduced from its original price, in most cases more than 50 per cent, to fit in the 'PIECES UNDER £300' category.
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