Roundabout (or corner) chair
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
EIghteenth-Century American Arts No.82
Overall: 81.3 cm (32 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik for the "M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts"
The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts