This large Ashanti stool from Ghana belonged to Vincent Price -- and could be found in his living room. He sat in it often and also used it as overflow seating for guests. Vincent Price began collecting African art in the 1940s, and continued collecting throughout his life. Many of the pieces he collected are now found in major museums around the United States.This stool is at 70 - 100 years old. It has a rich patina of use and is in excellent condition. Stools indicate status, power and succession of chiefs and kings. Carved from single blocks, Asante (or Ashanti) stools traditionally have crescent-shaped seats, flat bases and complex support structures, which exist in many designs with symbolic meaning.
Asante stools are spiritual as well as practical. They were understood to be the seat of the owner's soul and when not in use were leaned against a wall so that other souls passing by would not settle on it.
It measures 24" x 22" x 14.5. It comes with a letter of authenticity from Vincent Price's daughter.
The item "Vincent Price's Antique Ashanti Carved Wooden Stool with Chickens from Ghana" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "3dogreiner" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.This item can be shipped to United States.