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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF1061

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

78.74 x 66.04 x 55.88cm (31 x 26 x 22in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Philip Zexter Antiques, Massachusetts. Samuel Herrup Antiques, Sheffield, Massachusetts, 2001. Christie's, New York, January 19, 20 and 23, 2012, lot 108

Associated names

Rhode Island family
Philip Zexter Antiques
Samuel Herrup Antiques
Christie's

Notes

Although in the past chairs of this type have been attributed to Rhode Island, 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).

See also


Bibliography

"Samuel Herrup Antiques advertisement," Antiques and Fine Art (Autumn 2001): 61, ill.
Christie's New York, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and Chinese Export, sale cat. (January 19–20 and 23, 2012), 84, lot 108.