3 George III sterling silver candlesticks of quatrefoil form with scrolling acanthus form decoration to the corners, fixed candle cups, knops, stems, and bases. Bases are weighted. Bases marked for John Watson & Son, Sterling, Sheffield, 1814. 11 1/8" H x 6" dia. 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: Overall good condition with surface wear. Candle wax residue to one candlestick.
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