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Roundabout chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


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



Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


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


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


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


Queen Anne


Mrs. E. A. Duncan, Philadelphia. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, 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


"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.