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Detweiler, Susan G.
George Washington's Chinaware.

New York Harry Abrams: 1982.

"Pray let them be neat and fashionable or send none" wrote the 26 year old George Washington in an order for china to an English merchant in 1758. Washington's personal concern for overseeing every detail of the furnishing of his home right down to the chinaware was consistent with his position as a member of the 18th century gentry. Fortunately a large amount of both the china and his correspondence concerning it have survived. This acclaimed study of George Washington's imported china and its history provides a fascinating sidelight into the and European Trades and the way porcelains reached America in the 18th century.

Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 244 pages, 55 color and 106 b/w illustrations, dj a fine copy in a fine jacket.

Inventory #: 95007
Price: $ 45.00      

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