Roundabout (or corner) chair

about 1760–1775


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

EIghteenth-Century American Arts No.82

Dimensions

Overall: 81.3 cm (32 in.)

Accession Number

41.600

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Chairs with round backs were made throughout the colonies and used in several different rooms, often paired with a desk or writing table. The low arms fit under a writing surface, while still providing elbow support for the user. Although variously called corner chairs, round chairs, three-cornered chairs, or triangular chairs, the most common name is roundabout chair.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik for the "M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts"

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts