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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF879

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 80.328 x 83.185 x 76.835cm (31 5/8 x 32 3/4 x 30 1/4in.)

Date

1730–1790

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Made in Pennsylvania, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Black walnut (primary); black walnut, maple (slip seat) (secondary)

Inscriptions

Rear seat rail bears the label: "Mrs. E. A. Duncan"

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mrs. E. A. Duncan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, Texas, 1952; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969

Associated names

Mrs. E. A. Duncan
Bowler family
Duncan family
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Ima Hogg

Bibliography

"The Antiquarian Meanders," Antiquarian 7 (January 1927): 40.
"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 62 (August 1952): 91.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), no. 153.
David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 27, no. 50.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 32–33, no. F56, ill.