Set of four (4) Regency period mahogany shield back hall chairs, having crest rails with carved rosettes, carved and pierced seat backs, solid balloon shaped seats, all over turned and tapering legs. 33 1/4" H x 16 3/8" W x 15 1/4" D. British, possibly Scottish, 2nd quarter 19th century. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: All chairs with overall general use wear. One chair with loose back at seat joint and old repair to rear right leg.
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