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Qualified appraisals, research services and appraisal consultations available.

About Charles Jones African Art

Charles Jones African Art has been in business for over twenty-five years.  We display an extensive and varied collection of traditional African art in our Wilmington, NC gallery.  We look forward to hearing about your collecting interests, and are happy to respond to requests for photographs or additional information.  We also purchase individual pieces and collections of African art, including early photographic archives and books on African art.

Charles Jones African Art offers appraisals and research services.  We maintain a complete reference library, numbering over 1000 volumes, on the arts of Sub-Saharan Africa.  Additionally, we have most of the major auction catalogues in our area, both European and American, dating back to the 1960’s.

Appraisal Services

Charles Jones African Art and associate Maura Kropke, ISA AM, Accredited Member International Society of Appraisers provide appraisals of traditional African and Oceanic art and also works by recognized contemporary African artists. We also offer appraisal consultation on African pieces for auction houses and museums.

We offer appraisal services for estates, insurance and donation valuations. We also offer consultation to assist clients in informed buying and selling of African art. Large collections and pieces of significant value generally require personal inspection  Rates for formal appraisals are by quote.  Charles Jones African Art will gladly provide references.  See More…

Our Gallery

Art from Nigeria and Liberia is a particular focus of our gallery.  We have fine Yoruba and Benin works on hand, a very extensive collection of early Dan masks, and a quite varied selection of African Art from Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon and the Congo, including African furniture, textiles, currency forms, weapons and terra cotta.  See More…

Current Exhibition: Yoruba

Periodically we do thematic exhibitions featuring selections from our reserves.  If you collect in the area featured, feel free to contact us regarding the items featured or other similar items that may be available.  We are always happy to respond to requests for photos.  See More…

African art booksBooks, Catalogues, & Magazines

Charles Jones African Art offers books for sale, African Art magazines, The World of Tribal Arts, Auction catalogues (Guy Loudmer, Arts Primitifs, Paris-Drouot, Sotheby’s American Indian Art Catalogues, Sotheby’s Pre-Columbian Art Catalogues, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Catalogues, Sotheby’s Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Bonham’s Auction House, and assorted auction catalogues) and Assorted magazines (The World of Tribal Arts/ Le Monde de L’Art Tribal, American Indian Art).  Lists are updated frequently, however, please contact us to ensure availability. See More…


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