Stand or Waiter

Richard Humphreys (1749/50–1832)

Probably Philadelphia, ca. 1785–90


Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1994.35

Known as one of Philadelphia’s finest silversmiths, Richard Humphreys began his career apprenticed under Bancroft Woodcock (1732–1817) in Wilmington, Delaware. He operated his own silversmith business in Wilmington for a short time before moving permanently to Philadelphia.