From this website you can have your choice of African antiques coming from undiscovered old private collections, either in ex-colonial and expatriate families still living in Africa. If you do not see something on our website that you are looking for, especially East African items, then email us and we may be able to find it for you.
We provide a honest effort to give our customers great value for their money. We believe we offer the best prices available based upon the current tribal art market. If you have any doubt, when inquiring about a specific item, ask us for our reasons, as we will be glad to explain why purchasing from Africa Antique Gallery is always an excellent investment.
Please take a look through this section, as knowing Africa Antique Galleries has policies in place to protect you and give you confidence in your decision to deal with us. Whether payment protection using Paypal, or our 2-week return policy, we want to ensure you are happy in your dealings with African Antiques.
The definition most usually accepted and one we hold on to at Africa Antiques Gallery, is that any items we sell must have been obviously created and thoroughly used within a primitive African tribe. Except in extremely rare circumstances, authentic tribal art was never created with consideration for monetary worth.
All our items in our gallery are of old age. We strongly believe and emphasize the importance of old age, in wood, carving style, and patina, in our collection.
We try our very best to carefully ensure each piece we offer meets authenticity standards on every level.
ITEMS ARE 100% AS DESCRIBED
We are very clear and honest about what we are selling. Any repairs or damage to a piece is always mentioned in the item description.
Any repairs and damage is also shown clearly in the pictures. Feel free to ask us for more photographs before purchase, even if you wish to see the piece in a different light.
What you see and read is what you will get, that is our guarantee!
ORDERS AND MODES OF PAYMENT
Purchasing items can by email, phone, or through our website. The majority of items featured will not have a displayed price, as it is available at request. Please do not hesitate to contact us for the price or for more information on the piece that interests you. (At a later date preferred customers will have access to all price listings).
We have several methods of payment available for your convenience:
Credit Card Option – You can purchase the item with your credit card through our website. This is currently a PayPal service, which ensures customer and seller protection in transactions (For more information see WWW.PAYPAL.COM). For artifacts with price on request a custom page with price listed will be sent by email once you have agreed to buy the item.
PayPal Option – If you already have a PayPal account, we can deal directly through PayPal using their website.
Bank Wire Transfer – We offer you the option to wire money to a bank account provided, which is the preferable option for us on items over 1,000 US Dollars.
Checks – We also offer the option to mail a personal check to us, which will process the order once the check has cleared.
Cancellation of orders must happen before shipping has taken place. If cancellation happens after shipping to you has occurred, you will be refunded minus the shipping costs once we have the item returned. Cancellation will be treated as a returned item once the item has been delivered to you.
We do our best to ensure the item is packaged safely.
We ship through both DHL and FedEx, reliable companies that operate worldwide. Before shipping, you will be informed of the shipping company and expected date of arrival. After shipping, you will be given the tracking number so you can see the progress and when to expect the delivery.
Africa Antique Gallery are available for consultation and assistance to collectors, institutions, and even to casual enthusiasts.
" I can, without any doubt, confirm that you dispose of great knowledge and experience in the African Art Field. Further, I can state that you have a very helpful attitude towards your clients, both in and out of your gallery center.( which I have visited) "
André de Bock, Customer.
" Your reponse simple , your passion for African art Is fabulous , you are real and honest, I do enjoy your reasoning. I wish we had more people like you . Keep the passion alive. Happy 2014. Africa will need it big time. "
Francois L , Customer.
" I'm fascinated, Wilfred. I have sensed that to African art you apply a sophisticated and uncompromising eye. Seems to be a glaring contrast. "