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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF3447

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

31 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 24 1/2 in. (79.375 x 64.135 x 62.23 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Maple (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"ALEXANDER" scratched on proper right arm

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent in Nantucket families; Mary Grace Winnett Carpenter (1918–1993) and Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., (1916–2006), New Canaan, Connecticut, and Nantucket, Massachusetts. Christie's, New York, January 17–18, 2008, lot 440

Associated names

Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.
Mary Grace Winnett Carpenter
Christie's

Construction

Retains its original upholstery. The front leg is replaced.

See also


Bibliography

Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Winnett Carpenter, The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1987), 49–50, pl. IX, ill.
Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Winnett Carpenter, "Nantucket Furniture," Antiques 133, no. 5 (May 1988): 1162–1163, pl. 3.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints, and Decoys, sale cat. (January 17–18, 2008), 124, lot 440.