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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF4944

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 22 21 1/4 in. (101.6 55.88 53.975 cm)

Date

1725–60

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

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

Medium

Maple (splats, seat rails, front leg, proper-right stretcher, slip seat frame, lower stretchers, and proper-right support for seat[?]); birch(?) (side and rear legs and proper-left stretcher); pine (proper-left support for seat)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

A notch, cut into one corner of underside of slip seat

Provenance

Jess Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; sold to The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 1955

Associated names

Jess S. Pavey

Bibliography

Katharine Bryant Hagler, American Queen Anne Furniture: 1720–1755, exh. cat. (Dearborn, Mich.: The Edison Institute, 1976), 23, left, ill.