SOLD! for $256.00.
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English School Watercolor of Masted Ships & Mirror with Ships. 1st item: English school watercolor on colored paper seascape depicting masted sailing ships at sea, the largest bearing an English flag. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Unsigned. Sight – 9" H x 12" W. Paper – 9 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 14 5/8" H x 18 1/2" W. 19th century. 2nd item: Large rectangular mirror, with sectioned border and etched masted ship decoration to the top, all in a carved acorn and oak leaf wood stained frame. 48" H x 32 3/8" W. 20th century. 37 lbs. 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: Paper taped to matte en verso, otherwise overall good condition. Minor abrasions to the frame. Unsigned, possibly cut down from later sheet.