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Consigned from a Massachusetts vendor, the table, according to family tradition, had been purchased from a Mrs Fisher of Baltimore who had purportedly bought it from Mary Ball Washington, George Washington’s mother. However, Skinner’s specialist Martha Hamilton said that what really attracted bidders to this piece was its aesthetic appeal, the original condition and old patina and the combination of Philadelphia furniture characteristics, such as the foliate and c-scroll carved tripod base, with its unusually small size.