The prominent Memphis, Tennessee cardiologist and Francophile assembled his noted collection of antique French furniture and decorations over a period of several decades, shopping at auction houses and carriage trade dealers in New York and abroad.
The collection encompasses Louis XV and XVI furniture including examples with rare woods inlays, lacquer, boullework and gilding. The seating furniture is upholstered in periodappropriate silks. There are Sevres and Paris porcelains, bronze and marble statuary, lavish Continental paintings and fine gilttooled leather books, some made for royal libraries. There is also a lovely collection of iron garden furnishings and ornaments.
The depth and breadth of the Bruce Wilson Collection offers a rare opportunity for the aficionado of all things French.