Tribal Art & Antiquities

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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, in association with Entwistle. 


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Our department is based at Unit 1B, Castlegate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX, which is ten minutes drive from the Castle Street salerooms, click for map. Payments are still taken at the Castlestreet salerooms.

The sales are held at Castle Street.  

Forthcoming Sales

19th September 2018 - closing date for entries, 29th June

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  • Forthcoming Lots
  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A Pair of Assiniboine Moccasins
    £600 - 800
  • A Senufo kpelie mask
    £600 - 800
  • A Tsonga headrest
    £500 - 800
  • Mbanja throwing knife
    £700 - 800
  • A New Ireland kulap figure
    £6,000 - 8,000
  • An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
    £4,000 - 6,000
  • ‡ Three kap kap pendants
    Sold For £ 5,200
  • An Aboriginal bicornual basket Jawun
    Sold For £ 6,200
  • A rare Marshall Islands chiefs fibre belt
    Sold For £ 4,600
  • An Aboriginal narrow shield
    Sold For £ 15,500
  • A Maori hei-tiki pendant
    Sold For £ 8,000
  • A Yoruba Shango wand
    Sold For £ 7,800
  • A Tibet tiger rug
    Sold For £ 12,500
  • A Lake Sentani standing female figure
    Sold For £ 36,000
  • A Hei-Tiki pendant
    Sold For £ 25,000
  • λ A Kongo staff finial
    Sold For £ 19,000
  • Forthcoming Sales
  • Previous Sales
Contact Department
Will Hobbs Associate Director
Tel: +44 (0)1722 339752 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
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