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Two Harrison Administration White House China Plates

Auction:
2384
Lot:
494
Sold for:
$3,055$2,600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2384
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 04, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Two Harrison Administration White House China Plates, designed by Carolyn Scott Harrison, made in France, retailed by by M.W. Beveridge, Washington, D.C., c. 1892, the plate centered with an American eagle and shield with gilt star border, the rim with gilt corn border on a dark blue ground, maker's and retailer's marks on reverse, dia. 9 1/2, 7 1/4 in.

Note: Benjamin Harrison's first wife Caroline designed her own china pattern and it was she who started the White House china collection in1890, by gathering pieces from previous administrations. She died of tuberculosis just two weeks before the 1892 presidential election in which her husband was defeated by Grover Cleaveland.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

White House, Caroline, Carolyn Scott Harrison, Washington, D.C., France, Benjamin Harrison, tuberculosis, presidential election, Harrison, Harrison family of Virginia, United States

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