George III demilune console table, satinwood and mahogany with polychrome stained wood inlay; the top with crossbanded edges and central inlaid half patera surrounded by inlaid garlands of bellflowers; four square tapering legs inlaid with bellflowers and topped with rectangular reserves having green-stained leafy quatrefoil medallions, joined by a skirt with inlaid bellflower swags. 33" H x 45 1/4" W at back x 20 1/2" D at center. Accompanied by custom glass top. British, early 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: 12 1/2" long shrinkage split along top. Fading to stained inlay. Scattered areas of replaced veneer to edges. Some losses to line inlay to corners of legs.
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