Tribal Art

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The principal UK saleroom to hold dedicated Tribal Art sales

In bringing Tribal Art back into the UK auction calendar Woolley and Wallis have strengthened their position on the International Art Market. Since 2014 we have be holding bi-annual sales incorporating single owner collections and individual pieces from the fascinating world that encompasses Tribal Art; Africa, America, Oceania and the Arctic.

In 2016 we secured for private treaty sale a magnificent Benin bronze memorial head, dating to the 15th – early 16th century and achieving a world record price for a piece of Tribal Art.


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The department is based at 2 Danebury Court, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury, SP4 6EB, click for map

Forthcoming Sales

20th September 2017 - entries close 7th July

  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A New Britain / New Ireland mask
    Sold For £ 8,500
  • An Aborigine broad shield
    Sold For £ 28,000
  • A Shona headrest
    Sold For £ 1,600
  • Maori carved house post-figure
    Sold For £ 13,000
  • A Yombe seated figure
    Sold For £ 44,000
  • A Maori hand club
    Sold For £ 2,700
  • A Santa Cruz feather currency roll
    Sold For £ 20,000
  • A Dan mask
    Sold For £ 2,000
  • An Aboriginal broad shield
    Sold For £ 18,000
  • A Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) carved whalebone war club
    Sold For £ 16,000
  • Previous Sales
Contact Department
Will Hobbs (Associate Director)
Tel: +44 (0) 1722 339752 Fax: +44 (0) 1722 424508
Gemma Bush Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 1722 339752 Fax: +44 (0) 1722 424508
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