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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF1068

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 80.645cm (31 3/4in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut, 1981. Christie's, New York, January 17–18, 1992, lot 501

Associated names

John Walton, Inc.
Christie's

Notes

The bulbous tips of the arm supports and the stretchers are like those found on Rhode Island chairs, but the carving of the claw-and-ball foot is more akin to Massachusetts work.

Bibliography

"John S. Walton Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 120, no. 6 (December 1981): 1258, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 17–18, 1992), 259, lot 501, ill.