Tribal Art Auctions & Valuations 

The UK is a treasure trove of Tribal Art, because of its Imperial and seafaring past. We are regularly contacted by vendors from across the UK and farther afield with single items, through to whole collections, to sell. 

We hold three Tribal Art auctions a year. Our most recent, in January 2020, featured an impressive lifetime's collection, consigned from a Belgian gentleman. 

We're experts in the cataloguing and valuation of items from Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Oceania and North America. Our specialist team have extensive knowledge of items including sculptures, masks, ritual objects, jewellery, ceramics and other items.

You can request a free pre-sale valuation for tribal art by filling out our online valuation form or by ringing 0191 430 3000 to arrange an appointment with an valuer to discuss, in confidence, your item or collection. Those wishing to purchase tribal art at auction can browse our upcoming auctions calendar to set reminders for specific auctions or lots.


Tribal Art Auction Highlights


Lot 1515-Minkisi fetish figure 

Minkisi fetish figure - estimated £15,000 - £25,000 in The Tribal Auction, 24th January 2020


Lot 183-A West African fang mask, Gabon, white painted...

A West African fang mask, Gabon, white painted face and horns, sold for £1,000.


A Sawos shield, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea,

Sold £1,100

 Lot 1501-Kifwebe shield

Kifwebe shield, Songye, Deomocratic Republic of the Congo, estimated £5,000 - £10,000 in The Tribal Auction, 24th January 2020.



Australian Aboriginal items, to include: a carved wood broad shield, Murray River, decorated with panels of interlocking diamonds, 103cms long, 21cms wide; a carved wooden hunting boomerang, 86cms tip-to-tip; a club, the tapering head engraved with diamonds and dotting above textured grip, 84cms long; and a carved wood Woomera (spear thrower). Sold for £37,000.


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Next Auction

Summer Country House & Fine Interiors Auction
Summer Country House & Fine Interiors Auction
23rd Jul, 2024 - 24th Jul, 2024

Last consignment: 27th Jun, 2024


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