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The Richardson Family William and Mary Walnut Dressing Table, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Circa 1735

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

The Richardson Family William and Mary Walnut Dressing Table, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Circa 1735

The Richardson Family William and Mary Walnut Dressing Table, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Circa 1735

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Bid:

7,000

USD

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The Richardson Family William and Mary Walnut Dressing Table

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Circa 1735


Height 29 1/4 in. by Width 34 in. by Depth 20 1/8 in.

Joseph Richardson, Jr. (1752-1831) who married Ruth Hoskins (1756-1829) in 1780, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
To their son, John Richardson (1790-1866), who married Martha Gibbons in 1835, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
To their son, Dr. Joseph Gibbons Richardson (1836-1886), who married Mary Randolph Parry (1841-1916) in 1864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
To their daughter Mary Randolph Richardson Gray, Roanoke, Virginia;
Sold at a local auction in Roanoke with the four chairs and other items from her estate;
Purchased by Robert Stuart, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Stuart, Robert S. “The Richardsons, a family of Silversmiths,” The Connoisseur (London, 1978), p. 206, no. 17.

This dressing table descended in the Richardson family of Philadelphia. It was owned by Joseph Richardson, Jr. (1752-1831) and his wife, Ruth Hoskins (1756-1829) of Philadelphia and likely stood in their house in Germantown alongside the Richardson family high chest also offered in this sale. It may have been originally owned by Joseph Richardson, Sr. (1711-1884), the Philadelphia silversmith, or by his father, Francis Richardson II (1684-1729), who worked as a gold and silversmith in Philadelphia. On April 18, 1705, he married Elizabeth Growden, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Growden (d. 1714), of Philadelphia. Their marriage certificate survives in the du Pont Collection and is part of this sale (lot 335). Joseph and Ruth Richardson could also have inherited this dressing table through his mother, Mary Allen (1716-1787), daughter of Nathaniel (1686-1757) and Hannah Allen, of Philadelphia. The dressing table descended from Joseph and Ruth Richardson through three generations of their family to Mary Randolph Richardson Gray of Roanoke, Virginia. It was sold as part of her estate at a local auction and purchased by Robert S. Stuart of Philadelphia.