Thomas You worked from 1733 through c.1786 as a silversmith and retailer of goods and is thought to be the son of silversmith Daniel You. He is regarded as one of South Carolina's patriotic craftsman for boycotting British imports, as well as altering his shop practices in reaction to the unjust 1765 Stamp Act. He was imprisoned for several months by the British after his refusal to sign a petition to surrender during the 1780 seige of Charleston. See South Carolina Silversmiths: 1690-1860, Milby Burton, p. 203-206 for additional biographical information.
two dents to sides, plus a few scattered small dings, otherwise good, nice surface In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.