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Figured mahogany two drawer sofa table or serving table by Whytock & Reid. Comprised of a dished top over a bowed front having a pull out writing surface and two drawers with brass Art Nouveau handles, shaped skirt and raised on square carved legs terminating into carved paw feet. Stamped on the top interior edge of left drawer. 30 5/8" H x 53 1/2" W x 22 3/4" D. Early 20th century. Note: The Edinburgh firm Whytock and Reid was established in 1807 by Richard Whytock and John Reid and endured until 2004. In its glory days, the company furnished some of the great houses and castles of Scotland, often working in partnership with the architect Robert Lorimer. (Source: Antiques Trade Gazette). 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, Wall Street tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill, designed by Robert Lorimer. (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: Protective glass added to top. Top with some sun fading. Chip to veneer on right side of skirt. Pull out writing surface with horizontal crack to surface.