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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF320

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 78.11 cm (30 3/4 in.); Width, arms: 66.68 cm (26 1/4 in.)

Date

1750–1760

Current location

Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (original corner block); yellow poplar (diagonal brace); maple (seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

William Wiltshire III (born 1941), Richmond, Virginia; given to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1972

Associated names

William Wiltshire III

Construction

According to the curators at the U.S. Department of State, the pierced splats are not original.

Bibliography

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 337nn5, 7.