THE IMPORTANT CLARK FAMILY QUEEN ANNE HIGHLY FIGURED MAPLE CHILD'S SLANT FRONT DESK-ON-FRAME, LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CIRCA 1734
appears to retain its original surface and cast brass hardware; inscribed on proper left letter drawer Helen E. Schrow Everett Mass Feb. 22 1893
Height 39 3/4 in. by Width 26 in. by Depth 16 in.
James Clark (1691-1768) m. Elizabeth Fulton (1697-1732), Londonderry, New Hampshire;
Samuel Clark (1726-1792) m. Mary Folsom, Londonderry, New Hampshire;
John Clark (1761-1817) m. Sally Sarah Gray (1773-1857), Acworth, New Hampshire;
Judieth Sleeper Clark (1805-1859) m. Robert E. Clark (1791-1851), Unity, New Hampshire;
Sophia Judith Clark (1837-1915) m. Henry Schrow (1832-1919), Unity, New Hampshire;
Helen Elizabeth Schrow (1875-1964) m. Edward LeBaron (1873-1961), Everett, Massachusetts;
William Richmond, William's Antique Shop, Old Greenwich, Connecticut;
Acquired by William Richmond’s brother, Jacob Richmond, who was a prominent attorney in western Massachusetts. Jacob and his family resided in a large Historic Home built in 1791 by General Alexander Field, and the present lot (as well as another important Child’s Desk, lot 1419) were part of an important collection of American furniture formed by Jacob Richmond and his wife primarily during the 1950s and 1960s from the advice of his brother William. The present desk has remained in the "period rooms" of the Richmond residence In Massachusetts for nearly 60 years until its arrival in New York for the current auction;
by descent to his son, Robert Richard, the current owner.