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Reminders of 1814:  Mary Latrobe's Tea Box

Reminders of 1814: Mary Latrobe's Tea Box

Date of Work
ca. 1809-1811
Medium
Wood
Credit
White House Historical Association

Reminders of 1814: Mary Latrobe's Tea Box

The French woodblock wallpaper that lines this tea box is believed to be one of the only surviving artifacts from the pre-1814 President's House. First Lady Dolley Madison reportedly gave the wallpaper as a gift to Mary Latrobe, her friend and wife of architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The tea box was returned to the White House as a gift from the White House Historical Association in 1971. The wallpaper in the box is by Jacquemart de Benard.

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