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American Presidential China: The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
By Susan Gray Detweiler with an introduction by David L. Barquist. ISBN: 978-0-87633-192-7. Copyright 2008. Hardcover with 91 pages including 94 color and 6 black and white illustrations.
This collection of American Presidential China is the most comprehensive assemblage of its kind outside of the nation’s capital. The more than two hundred rare objects in the collection, many of them illustrated here in color, offer an extraordinary overview of the changing styles, tastes, and modes of entertaining at the Executive Mansion across three centuries of American history, from George Washington to Ronald Reagan.