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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF1065

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)

Date

1760–70

Current location

Private Collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (supports); yellow poplar (supports); maple (seat frame)

Provenance

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

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

Bibliography

"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.
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.
"Sotheby's advertisement," Antiques (2002): 81, ill.
Ruth Davidson, "Shop Talk," Antiques 74, no. 3 (September 1958): 214.