Two (2) Carved Period Side Chairs. 1st item: Continental Queen Anne period figured walnut and mahogany carved side chair. Consisting of a carved vasiform splat and shaped crest rail centered by carved foliate decoration, compass shaped upholstered seat with carved side rails, and cabriole legs with foliate carved knees terminating into carved hoof feet. Possibly Dutch. 44 3/4" H x 22" W x 19" D. 2nd item: British Chippendale period figured mahogany carved side chair, comprised of a pierced and carved splat, shaped crest rail with scrolled center and ears, upholstered trapezoidal seat with plain side rails, front carved cabriole legs terminating into ball feet, and splayed back legs terminating into pad feet. Possibly Scottish. 37 3/4" H x 22" W x 19" D. Both chairs 18th 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: 1st item: Left side of crest rail with old repair, overall general wear to wood and upholstery. 2nd item: Age crack to left side of crest rail, overall general wear to wood and upholstery.
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