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Martha and George Washington's banquet service. #inaug2013

Martha and George Washington's banquet service.

Rutherford B. Hayes Soup Bowls, White House China

Rutherford B. Hayes Soup Bowls Side View of Eagle Motif, White House China

wilson-china.jpg President Wilson white house china

Revisiting the White House's Presidential China Sets, in Ascending Order of Flamboyance

President George Washington - Presidential China Fit for Kings, Queens, and the First Families - Southernliving. George and Martha Washington acquired these pieces during the late 18th century. The dinner plate with the blue "Fitzhugh" border was purchased for Washington by General Henry Lee in 1786.

Presidential China Fit for Kings, Queens, and the First Families

President George Washington China Description: The Washingtons used white and gold French porcelain china while in the Executive Mansion.

Pierce China (detail)

White house china, ordered by and used by Franklin and Jane Pierce.

Roosevelt - ELLEDecor.com

America's Most Fabulous China

If you are looking for great table decor, check out our gallery of presidential china

The Hayes Service is known as one of the most important, imaginative, and extravagant porcelain service ever produced. Negotiations of the new dinner service began in 1879, in that a new president took office. By a chance meeting of Mrs. Hayes in the White House conservatory, Theodore R. Davis, an artist for Harper's Weekly, suggested it have only American flora and fauna, with each piece a different decoration. She liked the idea so much that she asked that Davis assume lead of the designs.

President Rutherford B. Hayes’ State Service china Eagle Seal, which rests on the verso of the plate.

Presidential China: Abraham Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln chose this pattern, with the new color “solferino,” soon after her husband’s inauguration. My plate.

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