This beautifully carved tribal Tiki sculpture has been very well executed and features exceptionally fine and detailed traditional tribal tattoo inspired decoration. Inlaid discs of paua shell (mura-ahi) form the Tiki's eyes, perfectly completing this striking example.
This beautifully carved Tiki lamp base is presented in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. There is the odd incredibly minor scuff to the varnish, noticeable only on extremely close examination but mentioned for complete accuracy. The timber has developed a gorgeous mellow patina that only time can bring. This fabulous piece has been very well cared for and presents spectacularly.The original bakelite fitting adds to the charm and authenticity of this genuinely vintage example. This lamp is in good working order, but as is recommended with all vintage electrics, should be tested by a qualified electrician before use.
This impressive carved Tiki lamp stands approx 240mms tall excluding the fittings and 320mms tall including the fitting. This fine lamp measures approx 65mms in width and 90mms in depth. The reverse side of the base is stamped "Carved in Rotorua New Zealand". This fabulous lamp would make a superb addition to any Tiki, Maori or Pacific Island collection! This authentically vintage piece is a superb decorators feature for any retro Tiki bar or Tribal inspired decor!A perfect gift idea for the admirer of vintage hand crafted Tiki items! Rest assured, all items are professionally packaged to the highest of standards! International buyers are most welcome. Sorry, no personal cheques accepted. All items are professionally packaged using quality materials. We individually hand select quality vintage, antique, well designed and hand crafted pre-loved items, and proudly offer our finds for sale. We aim to describe and visually represent our items as accurately as possible. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "VINTAGE MAORI TIKI HAND CARVED WOODEN LAMP BASE PAUA SHELL NEW ZEALAND BAR" is in sale since Thursday, November 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania".
The seller is "threetreefrogs" and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.