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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF2341

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 79.375cm (31 1/4in.)

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

Cherry (primary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Theodore W. Kheel, New York. Christie's, New York, January 18–19, 2007, lot 619

Associated names

Theodore W. Kheel
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 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).

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and Decoys, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2007), 356, lot 619, ill.