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Roundabout (or corner) chair

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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,...

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

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

about 1760–1775

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

EIghteenth-Century American Arts No.82


Overall: 81.3 cm (32 in.)

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Furniture, Seating and Beds