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  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • Dessert Plate, Polk State Service
    Edouard D. Honoré
    plate
    china service
    This French porcelain dessert plate was made for the White House by Edouard Honoré of Paris in 1846. President James Polk K. ordered this pattern for the state service. The plate features a gilded rim molded in a scroll design and a light green border. At the top of the plate is a version of the shield from the Great Seal of the United States, although this one contains stars in the chief which are not present on the Great Seal or Presidential Seal, and the scroll containing the motto "E Pluribus Unum." The dessert plates also included a large flower, such as the poppy shown here. George F. Mobley photographed the plate in 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Breakfast Setting, Blair House
    Durston Saylor
    Blair House
    place setting
    china service
    glassware
    This photograph by Durston Saylor shows a recreation of the breakfast setting used by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 while staying at Blair House. Blair House is located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House and is known as the President's Guest House. Visiting diplomats and dignitaries stay at Blair House while on official visits with the White House and is historically where the president-elect and first family reside prior to taking the oath of office. Anna Weatherly made the china used for the setting at a table in the Blair House library. The Queen chose to have her breakfast in the library instead of the many dining rooms in the Blair House complex.
  • Obama State Service Large Service Plate
    Pickard China
    china service
    This color photograph by Matthew D'Agostino is of a large service plate that was created in 2015, and was the first plate in the Obama State service to be displayed. In accordance with tradition, the center of the plate bears the Presidential Coat of Arms. Additionally, the wide rim of the plate is finished in matte gold. The design is similar to the gold-rimmed service plates of the Eisenhower administration acquired in 1955.
  • Place Setting from State Dinner for President of Italy, 1974
    Jack E. Kightlinger
    place setting
    china service
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    This photograph is of a place setting at the state dinner for Italian President Giovanni Leone of Italy held on September 25, 1974. President Gerald Ford used the Lyndon B. Johnson state service for the meal.
  • Place Setting from State Dinner for Prime Minister of Israel, 1980
    Unknown
    place setting
    china service
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    This photograph is of a table setting for a state dinner held on April 15, 1980 for Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel. The Harry S. Truman service, visible here, was often used by President Jimmy Carter for official entertaining.
  • Obama State Service Tureen and Stand
    Bruce White
    place setting
    china service
    State Dinner
    This photograph is a place setting from the Obama state service laid out for the state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in March 2016.
  • Maître D' John Ficklin Sets Tables in the State Dining Room
    Robert L. Knudsen
    staff
    place setting
    china service
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    This black and white photograph is of White House Maître d' John Ficklin as he sets tables with the Lyndon B. Johnson state china service in preparation of a luncheon hosted by Lady Bird Johnson in the State Dining Room, in 1968.
  • State Dinner for Prime Minister of Canada, 2016
    Bruce White
    place setting
    china service
    State Dinner
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph is of the East Room decorated for the state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in March 2016. The Obama state china is visible on the tables.
  • Michelle Obama Views Obama State Service 
    Amanda Lucidon
    china
    china service
    This photograph is of First Lady Michelle Obama presenting the new state service in the China Room of the White House in April 2015. A Madison plate can be seen on the table. The Obama china drew inspiration from previous state services, including the Madison china.
  • Red Room Set for Dinner for Prime Minister of Israel, 1976
    Karl Schumacher
    china
    china service
    place setting
    State Dinner
    Red Room
    State Floor
    This photograph is of tables in the Red Room set with the Johnson state china service in preparation for a State Dinner in January 1976 honoring the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel.
  • Reagan State Service
    Lenox China
    china
    china service
    This state dinner service was made for the White House by Lenox China of Trenton, New Jersey, in 1981, during Ronald Reagan's administration. The Reagan service featured a wide red border with a gilt rim and crosshatch pattern and a raised gold version of the president's arms. Shown here are a desert plate, a bouillon cup and saucer, a service plate and a salad plate.
  • Clinton Anniversary Service
    Lenox China
    china
    china service
    This selection of the 200th anniversary china was made by Lenox China of Trenton, New Jersey. President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton selected a state service with this design to celebrate the White House's 200th anniversary in 2000. Features in the photo from left to right across the back are a dessert plate, dinner plate, service late, fish plate and a salad plate. In front left to right are a cream soup cup and saucer, a teacup and its accompanying saucer.
  • Obama State Service
    Pickard China
    china
    china service
    This selection of the Barack Obama state service that was created in 2015 by Pickard China of Antioch, Illinois. The design demonstrates the shift from primary colors used more recently to the new selection of a fluted Kailua Blue, a unique color chosen by First Lady Michelle Obama to represent the blue waters of Hawaii, President Barack Obama's home state. In accordance with tradition, the plate bears the Presidential Coat of Arms. Included in the photo are a service plate, a dinner plate, a dessert plate and a cup and saucer.
  • President Obama's Place Setting at Canadian State Dinner
    Bruce White
    place setting
    china service
    State Dinner
    This photograph is of the president's place setting for the state dinner held in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on March 10, 2016. The plate is from the Obama state service.
  • Mrs. Reagan's Place Setting
    Joseph H. Bailey
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    china service
    plate
    flatware
    glass
    place setting
    event
    This photograph of First Lady Nancy Reagan's place setting was taken by Joseph H. Bailey for the National Geographic Service on June 21, 1982, in the State Dining Room at a luncheon for the ladies of the Senate.
  • Three Pieces of the Harrison State Service in the Family Dining Room
    Tressemanes & Vogt
    china service
    These French porcelain service pieces, shown here on display in a bookcase in the White House Family Dining Room, were made by Tressemannes and Vogt of Limoges, France, in 1892. They are part of a state china service that President Benjamin Harrison first ordered for the White House. The service featured a dark blue border, corn and goldenrod decorations, 44 gold stars representing the number of states in the Union when Harrison purchased the china and a design similar to the one found on the Lincoln china, with an eagle standing atop a shield, combining similar elements as the iconography from the Great Seal and the Seal of the President.
  • Obama State Service Dessert Plate
    Pickard China
    china service
    This color photograph by Matthew D'Agostino is of a dessert plate that was created in 2015 by Pickard China in Antioch, Illinois, and was among a set of the last tableware to be seen and used during state service. The design demonstrates the shift from primary colors used more recently in State Dinners to the new selection of a fluted Kailua Blue, a unique color chosen by First Lady Michelle Obama to represent the blue waters of Hawaii, President Barack Obama's home state. In accordance with tradition, the china bears the Presidential Coat of Arms.