From a service of George Washington (President 1789-1797)
Made by Comte d' Artois factory, Paris, 1779 - 1789
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George Washington acknowledged the social importance of a fashionably equipped dining table as early as 1757 when, as a young bachelor, he ordered “fine china dishes” from an English merchant. Throughout his lifetime of public service and private occupation, Washington participated substantially in matters of domestic taste and style.