- 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

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

Celestial globe with clockwork with movement by Gerhard Emmoser, Vienna, 1579. Case of silver, partly gilt, and gilt brass; movement of brass and steel

Celestial globe with clockwork with movement by Gerhard Emmoser, Vienna, 1579. Case of silver, partly gilt, and gilt brass; movement of brass and steel

The Rothschild Lamp  Italy, 1510-1520  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Rothschild Lamp Italy, 1510-1520 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Ewer  Date: late 15th–early 16th century Culture: Italian (Venice) Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt

Ewer Date: late 15th–early 16th century Culture: Italian (Venice) Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt

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