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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF1059

Maker

Maker Unknown

Date

1745–70

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary)

Provenance

Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1997. Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 1999

Associated names

Nathan Liverant and Son
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

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 and the stretchers with elongated ogee shapes at the junction with the legs 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).

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Bibliography

"Nathan Liverant and Son advertisement," Antiques 156, no. 4 (October 1999): 387, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2020), vol. 9, p. 9.