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Roundabout chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)



Current location

Private collection


Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Mahogany (primary); chestnut (supports); yellow poplar (supports); maple (seat frame)


John Kenneth Byard (1885–1959), Norwalk, Connecticut. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot 137; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Laird U. Park, Jr. (1922–2001) and Mrs. Laird U. Park, Jr. (née Lucy Moffitt Lynch, 1931–2002), Villanova, Pennsylvania; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 10, 2002, lot 325; sold to Leigh Keno, New York

Associated names

John Kenneth Byard
Israel Sack, Inc.
Cornelius C. Moore
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Laird U. Park, Jr.
Lucy Lynch Park
Leigh Keno American Antiques


Ruth Davidson, "Shop Talk," Antiques 74, no. 3 (September 1958): 214.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 50, lot 137, ill.
"Auction Action at Sotheby's New York," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (November 1, 2002): 34, ill.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Fall Americana Auction," Maine Antique Digest (December 2002): 20–D, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (October 10, 2002), 154–55, lot 325, ill.
"Sotheby's advertisement," Antiques (2002): 81, ill.