George III regimental painted drum, polychrome paint on oak frame with square nail construction and likely original rope tighteners; the front emblazoned with royal coat of arms and banner reading REGt XXXVI SECOND BATTALION on a green background; side campaign scrolls enclosing oval medallions with gilt lettering "VIIIth COMP." and "No. 1". Bronze colored metal stud design to side. Hide top and pair of wooden sticks. 17 1/4" H x 17 1/4" dia. English, third quarter 18th 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: Paint appears original and mostly intact. Losses, cracks and repairs to hide top. Missing neck strap. Ropes brittle and torn; some ropes may be missing. Hoops loose. Scattered shrinkage cracks. Sticks are mismatched and may not be original to drum.
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