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 White House, this elegant volume presents more than 200 years of china and porcelains purchased for presidential entertaining. From George Washington's personally selected French and Chinese porcelains to the gold-encrusted American china used for more recent state dinners,

Overview

Evoking distinguished gatherings of royalty, diplomats, politicians, and celebrities at the White House, this elegant volume presents more than 200 years of china and porcelains purchased for presidential entertaining. From George Washington's personally selected French and Chinese porcelains to the gold-encrusted American china used for more recent state dinners, this book reveals trends in taste and culture that reflect both personal and national aspirations.

This Second Edition includes essays by White House curators that enrich the original text and offer new information on porcelain acquired for the White House since 1975. New photographs of china in the White House collection, a view of the White House China Room, and an up-to-date table setting in the State Dining Room are featured along with additional historical photographs and engraving.

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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