With more than 15 years of experience, Charles-Wesley Hourdé is an antique dealer specialised in ancient arts of Africa, Oceania and America. 

He notably directed Christie's African and Oceanic art department, and contributed as a consultant at Sotheby's.


With a gallery situated in Paris, he is a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts, the Syndicat National des Antiquaires and a friend of the Amis du musée du Quai Branly and of the Centre Pompidou.

Expert, dealer, author, he is at your disposal for all acquisition, sale, brokerage, expertise, advice, and research.


Follow the news of the gallery: exhibitions, participation in fairs and publications. You will also find here the press review. 

Upcoming exhibition: DAN - September 8th - October 3rd 2020


On the occasion of the 19th edition of the Parcours des Mondes, Charles-Wesley Hourdé will present an exhibition dedicated to Dan art. 

Patiently gathered for more than ten years, exceptional artworks, with historical pedigrees, will be shown together with totally unknown pieces. 

These masks, statues, ornaments, and everyday objects will constitute a complete panorama of the artistic production of this Ivorian people. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue containing a study by Bertrand Goy.

Follow also the news of the gallery, exhibitions, fairs, favorites, through his Instagram account.

The Charles-Wesley Hourdé gallery offers first-class artworks rigorously selected for their age, rarity, aestheticism and history.


Museum-quality pieces are only presented at important events or by appointment.

You will find here a selection of artworks available at the gallery.

With a desire to deepen and transmit, Charles-Wesley Hourdé has published numerous exhibition catalogues and books that are now references, including: 


Galerie Pigalle: Afrique, Océanie. 1930. Une exposition mythique,

et In Praise of the Human Form, Arts of Africa, America and Oceania, The Josette and Jean-Claude Weill Collection

Collecting works from faraway continents is an art that cannot be improvised. 

Buying, Selling, Expertise, Brokerage, Advice, Research, Charles-Wesley Hourdé offers you his experience and his specialized library to help you better understand this market. 

31 PROJECT - contemporary art originating from Africa and its diasporas

Charles-Wesley Hourdé and Clémence Houdart have founded 31 PROJECT. This platform is dedicated to the promotion of African contemporary art scenes through multidisciplinary exhibitions of emerging and established artists from the continent and its diasporas. These events are held at the galerie ou during international art fairs. To find out more about 31 PROJECT please click below. 

Charles-Wesley Hourdé


31 rue de Seine, 75006, Paris, France

Telephone: +33 (0)1 42 01 69 82

Opening hours: 

Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM-1PM and 2.30PM-7PM

Until June 2nd, the gallery will only be open in the afternoons. Mornings by appointment.

@2020 charles-wesley hourdé | ancient arts of Africa, Oceania and America | buying, selling, expertise, brokerage, advice, research

31 rue de seine, 75006, Paris, France

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