Set of six (6) Hepplewhite mahogany dining side chairs, arched crest rail with carved bellflower pattern, pierced splat with carved Prince of Wales plume and swag decoration, flame stitch upholstered slip seats, thumbnail molding around seats, tapered square legs with cross stretchers. 36 1/2" H at back x 18 1/4" Seat H x 21" W at front, 15 1/4" D seat x 20 1/4" overall depth. English or Scottish, late 18th/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: Repairs to several crest rails. Some seat blocks missing or replaced. Scattered abrasions to legs.
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