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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1958.2428
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Roundabout chair


Object number

RIF5039

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

30 1/2 27 1/4 25 5/8 in. (77.47 69.22 65.09 cm)

Date

1750–80

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Black walnut (primary); red pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"3H23" inscribed in red paint on underside of double-rabbet joint at stretchers' crossing; "2" inscribed in white chalk on front and rear corner blocks.

Provenance

Henry F. duPont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; given to the Winterhur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1958

Bibliography

Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 127–128, no. 70, ill.