- White House Entertaining -- This gilt-and-brass basket, part of a table plateau or centerpiece, is believed to have belonged to Louisa Catherine Adams.

- White House Entertaining -- This gilt-and-brass basket, part of a table plateau or centerpiece, is believed to have belonged to Louisa Catherine Adams.

This design of Hillary Clinton's state china service commemorated the 200th anniversary of the White House....White House Entertaining National Museum of American History

This design of Hillary Clinton's state china service commemorated the 200th anniversary of the White House....White House Entertaining National Museum of American History

This gold plated flatware made by S. Kirk & Son was used by the Eisenhowers.  Francis Cleveland selected the pattern in the 1890's....White House Entertaining  National Museum of American History

This gold plated flatware made by S. Kirk & Son was used by the Eisenhowers. Francis Cleveland selected the pattern in the 1890's....White House Entertaining National Museum of American History

Address Casket Shaped like the Golden Temple of Amritsar India, late 19th century The Royal Ontario Museum

Address Casket Shaped like the Golden Temple of Amritsar India, late 19th century The Royal Ontario Museum

Mamie Eisenhower: She and husband Dwight entertained unprecedented numbers of heads of state at the White House. She loved pretty dresses and jewelery and her inaugural gown is on display at the Smithsonian Museum

Mamie Eisenhower: She and husband Dwight entertained unprecedented numbers of heads of state at the White House. She loved pretty dresses and jewelery and her inaugural gown is on display at the Smithsonian Museum

Saber with Scabbard Date: 19th century Culture: Turkish Medium: Steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

Saber with Scabbard Date: 19th century Culture: Turkish Medium: Steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

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