Chinese 4-panel hardwood floor screen or room divider. Each section with carved openwork designs supporting a central panel with applied and carved foliate decoration representing one of the four seasons, raised on tall feet with shaped returns. 65 3/4" H X 96" total W (each panel measures 24" W). Early 20th 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. CONDITION: Oxidation to hinges and screws, overall light general wear to the screen.
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