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    Theodore Roosevelt: White House Table Covering. Handsome and patriotic 36" x 29" table cover used by Theodore Roosevelt during his Presidency. According to the Letter of Provenance that accompanies the lot, it "once adorned the private quarters of President Theodore Roosevelt in the White House." The letter describes it better than we can."Oval, off-white linen cloth, decorated in beautifully detailed hand crewel work, with red, white and blue 13 stars & stripes American emblem above the American eagle. This is encircled by two gold laurel branches extending up and around from the grasp of the eagle's claws. The cloth is finished with a four inch hand crocheted border." It was given by TR to his good friend and attorney, Edward Simms. The 'likelihood of its history" was personally confirmed by Clement Conger, then Head Curator of the White House Collection. Fantastic condition.

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    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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