Official White House China: 1789 to the Present

Official White House China: 1789 to the Present

by Margaret Brown Klapthor, Will Brown, Susan Gray Detweiler, William G. Allman
     
 

Evoking distinguished gatherings of royalty, diplomats, politicians, and celebrities at the nation's First Table, Official White House China documents more than 200 years of porcelains purchased for presidential entertaining. From George Washington's personally selected French and Chinese porcelains to the gold-encrusted American china used for state dinners… See more details below

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Evoking distinguished gatherings of royalty, diplomats, politicians, and celebrities at the nation's First Table, Official White House China documents more than 200 years of porcelains purchased for presidential entertaining. From George Washington's personally selected French and Chinese porcelains to the gold-encrusted American china used for state dinners throughout the years, this book reveals trends in taste and culture that reflect both personal and national aspirations. This Second Edition has added essays by White House curators that enrich the original text and offer new information on porcelain acquired for the White House since 1975.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810939936
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.37(d)

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