Candlestick, one of a pair

about 1790
Joseph Richardson, Jr. (American, about 1752–1831), and Nathaniel Richardson (American, 1754–1827)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 522

Dimensions

7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.595

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The Richardson brothers came from a long line of Philadelphia silversmiths and inherited their father’s workshop, in 1777. They formed these impressive Neoclassical candlesticks in the shape of Roman Doric columns.

Provenance

Descended in the family to Dr. George Clymer.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Clymer in memory of her husband, Dr. George Clymer