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SHAKER REVOLVING CHAIR, MOUNT LEBANON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1860
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SHAKER REVOLVING CHAIR, MOUNT LEBANON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1860
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SHAKER REVOLVING CHAIR, MOUNT LEBANON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1860

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Ed Clerk Antiques, Bethlehem, Connecticut

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The revolving chair, also known as a revolving stool or swivel chair, was made in many styles and sizes at the Shaker village in Mount Lebanon as early as 1860 and as late as the 1940s. The earliest examples stood on long legs and were often used in the brethren’s shops. Low revolving chairs such as this example, with Windsor-like comb backs, were rarely made before 1840.

An identical revolving chair made in Mount Lebanon around the same time as this chair is pictured in The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture by Timothy D. Rieman and Jean M. Burks (Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2003): p. 199, fig. 264. It is of the same form, with a rounded spindled back, a circular seat, a tapered stem, and a pair of arched legs. Aembeddededded in the stem allowed the seat to be raised or lowered as it turned. Another similar example in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (#66.10.26) was made in circa 1840-1870 and appears illustrated in June Sprigg, Shaker Design (Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986), cat. 34.

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