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From: Florene Maine Antiques, advertisement, Antiques 90 (October 196): 471
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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF1056

Maker

Maker Unknown

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1966

Associated names

Florene Maine Antiques

Notes

Although chairs of this type have been attributed to Rhode Island in the past, they were probably made in Massachusetts. The arm supports with cone-shaped ends and the stretchers with elongated ogee shapes at the junction with the legs are like those on a corner chair at Winterthur with a well documented history in Massachusetts (RIF2695). The arms also lack the distinctive pointed peeks behind the hand holds that are a feature of Rhode Island chairs of this type (RIF2859).

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Bibliography

"Florene Maine Antiques advertisement," Antiques 90, no. 4 (October 1966): 471, ill.