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Photo: Courtesy The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Bayou Bend Collection, Gift of Miss Ima Hogg
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Roundabout chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


31 5/8 32 3/4 30 1/4 in. (80.328 83.185 76.835 cm)



Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Made in Pennsylvania, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


Black walnut (primary); black walnut, maple (slip seat) (secondary)


Rear seat rail bears the label: "Mrs. E. A. Duncan"


Mrs. E. A. Duncan, Philadelphia. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, 1952; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Bowler family
Duncan family
Ima Hogg
Mrs. E. A. Duncan


David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 32–33, no. F56, ill.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), no. 153.
David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 27, no. 50.
"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 62 (August 1952): 91.
"The Antiquarian Meanders," Antiquarian 7 (January 1927): 40.