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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF1065

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 83.82 cm (33 in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (supports); yellow poplar (supports); maple (seat frame)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John Kenneth Byard (1885–1959), Norwalk, Connecticut. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot 137; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York. Laird U. Park, Jr. (1922–2001) and Mrs. Laird U. Park, Jr. (née Lucy Moffitt Lynch, 1931–2002), Villanova, Pennsylvania; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 10, 2002, lot 325; sold to Leigh Keno, New York

Associated names

John Kenneth Byard
Israel Sack, Inc.
Cornelius C. Moore
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Laird U. Park, Jr.
Lucy Lynch Park
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Ruth Davidson, "Shop Talk," Antiques 74, no. 3 (September 1958): 214.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 50, lot 137, ill.
"Auction Action at Sotheby's New York," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (November 1, 2002), 34, ill.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Fall Americana Auction," Maine Antique Digest (December 2002): 20–D, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (October 10, 2002), 154–55, lot 325, ill.