Three (3) small sterling silver trays, including one (1) square form English (London) salver or footed tray with cut corners, hallmarks for Asprey & Company and date marks for 1805, 6 5/8" square; one (1) Gorham sterling silver oval tray with chased floral decoration, marked on the base, 7" H x 10" L; and one (1) round English (London) round footed tray with shaped border, chased floral decoration to the center and worn hallmarks, 6 5/8" dia.; 24.320 total troy ounces. 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. (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: All three trays overall good condition with very light wear.
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