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Photo: Courtesy Little Compton Historical Society, Rhode Island, cat. no. 2000.0218
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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF4395

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 76.994 cm (30 5/16 in.); Height, seat: 43.815 cm (17 1/4 in.); Width: 72.708 cm (28 5/8 in.); Depth, seat: 60.96 cm (24 in.)

Date

1770–1795

Current location

Little Compton Historical Society

Geography

Made in Little Compton, Rhode Island, or possibly made in Tiverton, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Birch and white pine

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"L.C. Origin / Gray (Betty Alden House)," on bottom; "2576," in chalk; small unreadable sticker with red border on top, center back of chair

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Among the furnishings of the Betty Alden House, Little Compton, Rhode Island, by early 1900s. Bessie Gray; bequeathed by her estate to the Little Compton Historical Society

Associated names

Estate of Bessie Gray
Betty Alden House, Little Compton, RI

See also


Bibliography

Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 80, pl. 17.1.
Little Compton Historical Society, "Chair, corner," http://littlecompton.pastperfect-online.com/35259cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=8A7DCD53-7FE5-494F-A858-289938335690;type=101 (accessed March 3, 2010).