The George Washington Collection: Fine and Decorative Arts at Mount Vernon

By: Cadou, Carol Borchert

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For Carol--A fellow explorer of American history--with the hope that this window into George Washington inspires your continual good wishes--All best wishes, Carol B. Cadou. Page ridge faintly foxed, ink gift note on front free endpaper verso. 2006 Large Hardcover. 303 pp. Mount Vernon, George Washington's private residence for more than forty years, is one of the most recogniz-able great homes in the United States and one of the nation's first efforts in historic preservation. The George Washington Collection: Fine and Decorative Arts at Mount Vernon provides the first official publication of this exceptional collection at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Since 1860 Washington's Virginia estate has been owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association who have brought together and maintained nearly 30,000 objects owned by George and Martha Washington or associated with their lives and legacies. Selected silver, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, metals, paintings, and miniatures, as well as personal items, are presented in the context of Washington's life as a Virginia planter, commander in chief, United States president, and retired public servant. From his purchasing habits of the 1750s through his retirement from public service in 1797, George Washington defined each of his roles in Colonial and Federal America.

Title: The George Washington Collection: Fine and Decorative Arts at Mount Vernon

Author: Cadou, Carol Borchert

Categories: Art, Antiques & Collectibles, American, Americana, American Presidents,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association / Hudson Hills Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 1555952682

ISBN Number 13: 9781555952686

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2299939

Keywords: AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ART MOUNT VERNON VIRGINIA REFERENCE ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES,