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White House Decorative Arts in the 1950s

White House Decorative Arts in the 1950s

Artist
Paul Storr
Date of Work
ca. 1809-1810
Credit
White House Historical Association

White House Decorative Arts in the 1950s

This gilded silver wine cooler was made by Paul Storr for the London firm Rundell, Bridge & amp; Rundell between 1809 and 1810. The piece was one of over 1,500 silver gilt, or vermeil, objects donated to the White House in 1956 by Margaret Thompson Biddle, a close friend of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. Special cabinets to house the collection were built in a ground floor room of the White House, now known as the Vermeil or Gold Room.