English Queen Anne style wingback mahogany chair with carved shell knees and pad feet. Upholstered in a light green chinoiserie print fabric. 43 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W x 29 1/2" D. 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: General wear to feet. Upholstery overall good condition, some light staining to one side of seat cushion.
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