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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF1438

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 81.28cm (32in.) Other (Width): 73.66cm (29in.)

Date

1745–1765

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Walnut

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Christie's, New York, June 12, 1982, lot 193

Associated names

Christie's

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

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 12, 1982), 87, lot 193, ill.