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Inventory of Goods in President’s House, February 1797

February 1797

Articles in the Green drawing Room which will be sold.

cost
1 A Lustre of 8 lights perfect, & in no respect injd by use £ 76 13 0
5 3 Green silk Window Curtains rock flower sattin Drapery &ca 78 0 0
10 2 Brackets & oval Mirrors highly Ornamented 19
6 1 Sopha of Green floured damask with two Chushions 30
7 12 Arm Chairs  Do Do 77 0 0
8 6 Small Do  Do Do 24 0
9 6 Do Do added Do Do 24 15
9 2 Round Stools Do Do 5 5
2 Carved & gilt flower for lustre 1 5
3 Two Tassels for do 15
4 Chain for Do & gilding 11 3
11 Carpet 92 8 0

Articles in the above Room which may be purchased although the sale of them is not desired


1 2 large looking glasses very cheap at what they cost exactly such from enquiry I cannot get for less then 300 dollars } 92 0 0
2 la. brackets & oval Mirrors highly Ornamented } 19
1 pr of Lustres two lights each } 20 0 0
4 Mirrors & Pictures suspended to them for Lamps 70/ } 14 0 0
2 pair []Patent Lamps for Ditto pr Jos Anthony’s acct 100 Drs 37 10 0
2 Landscapes—1 Representing a view of the Passage of the Potok thro’ the blew mountain, at the confluence of that River with the Shanh the other at the F. City—cost me with the frames 30 Guineas } 52 10 0

Household furniture
Furnished by the U: States Purchased by G.W.
Plate Plate
2 Punch Urns £143. 4. 6   8 Skewers £16. 3. 8
2 Bread Baskets 47. 18. 5 2 Waiters 110. 5. 7
2 Setts 5 glass Casters 24. 0. 0 1 Tea Tray 84 oz. 18 In. } 118. 6. 6
4 pair Salts—blueglass 19. 4. 0 1  do do 86 oz. 18 In.
1 do  do 4. 10. 0 2 Bottle rollers 99. 10.
3 polished Mustard spoons . 17. 0 6 Table Spoons } F. Wn 8. 6. 6
2 Fish knives 10. 10. 0 6 Tea Do
4 Tureen Ladles 16. 19. 9 1 Ditto Pot } Virginia 33. 7. 9
3 Pair butter ladles 9. 1 Slop bowl
4 dozn Table Spoons 58. 9. 7 2 Bottle labels 1. 10. 0
4 dozn desert Do 33. 7. 1
2 Bottle stands 12. 16. 0
2 beaded punch Servrs 6. 12. 0
8 Labels 5. 8. 0
1 Tea pot 20. 7. 0
2 Sugar cups 26. 10. 8
2 Cream pots 21. 8. 0
2 Spoons for do 1. 8. 0
2 pr Tea tongs 2. 14. 0
4 dozn Tea Spoons 17. 18. 1
2 Flower pots 25. 0. 0
3 pair Mounted Snuffers 6. 0. 0

Public Private
Plated-Ware Plated-Ware
1 Oval silver frame £15. 0. 0   7 Plateaux—G. Morris,
1 large Oval Waiter 7. 9. 4  cost in Fr: 378 Livres
1 Do round Do 6. 18. 4 2 Addl ones 108 Do
2 Small  Do 5. 4 la. Wine coolers
2 Do  Do 6. 0. 0  Sterling cost £96.0.0
2 Do  Do 4. 0. 0 8 Small do for Two } 84. 0.0
1 Bread basket 8. 0.  bottles ea.
2 fluted dish crosses 16. 16. 14 Tureens Argds } 36.15.
2 Tankards 11. 0.  Patt Lamps 52/6
2 pint do 6. 6. 8 Plated lamps } 4. 10. 0
2 pair gilt Tumblers 9. 12. 0  Jos. Cooke
2 Do  Do 7. 4. 0 2 pr Do Do J.os. } 100 Dollrs 37. 10. 0
4 Do  Do 4. 8. 0  Anthony
2 Bottle stands 5. 6. 0 1 pr Do Do 60 22. 10. 0
4 doz. Salt Spoons 2. 8. 0
1 pair do Do 12.
4 Do la: Candlesticks 22. 8. 0
2 Oval top branches 13. 4. 0
2 Spangle top Do 12. 10. 0
2 plain  Do 11. 0.
2 Small  Do 8. 0. 0
3 pr flat candlestks 8. 5. 0
3 Snuffer Stands 3. 14. 0
2 pr Snuffers
1 Coffee Urn—with a heater 8. 10. 0
1 Do Do—without 7. 5.
1 Tea Urn 16. 16. 0
1 large Tea pot 8.
1 Tea Cady 5.
1 Do Shell . 5.

Public Private
Japan-Ware Japan-Ware
2 Tea Trays 3. 2. 0  
3 la. Oval Waiters } 14. 8. 0 2 Plate warmers 5. 8. 0
  with landscapes India Tea Tray 4. 10. 0
2 Small Do Do 6. 8. 0
6 Do  Do Do 3. 2.
2 Do  Do Do 1. 12. 0
1 Do . 10.
2 Do . 16.
1 Do . 4.

Public Private
Looking-Glasses Looking-glasses
1 la: and elegant £29. 0. 0   1 pair Ct de Moutier £92. 0. 0
1 pr do Do 53. 14. 1 la. elegant-glass 29.
1 pr do  Oval do 36. 1 Japan dressg Do 8.
1 pr Sqr. do 28. 15. 1 Toilet do do McElwee 7. 15.
1 Square do 10. 2 dressing do 8. 5.
1 Chimney glass 12. 1 Do  Do 3.
1 Toilet Do 4. 1 Do  Do 2. 5.
Dressing boxes 5. 12. 1 Do  Do 1. 14.
1 Glass 2. 0. A looking glass plate 1. 10.
2 Do  Do 4. 8.

Public Private
Knives & Forks Knives & Forks
4 pr Carvers Silvr mountd 3. 4. 0   From M: Roberts 91 Dollrs
6 dble dozn Table K. & F. 30. 0. 0 1 Carving Knife 0. 18. 0
3  dozn Ivory Dest do 9. 12. 0 Desert Do & Fks 3. 14. 8
1 Doz.  do Silvr [] 2. 16. 0 Michl Roberts 41. 10. 6
2 best carving K. & F. 18. 0 4 dozn Knives & Fks 1. 10. 0
2 dozn Table do do 1. 6. 0
3 Do  Do do 1. 4. 0

Public Private
Andirons Andirons
1 pair from Barry & R. 8. 0. 0   1 pr ditto 1. 3.
1 do brass globe Leaded J.B. 8. 0. 0 1 pr Kitchen do 20 dollars
1 do do grape vine 8. 0. 0 1 pr of Dogs 1. 16. 0
2 do do Urn Leaded 16. 1 Ditto for the Office
1 do do face Leaded 8.
1 do do Engraved 7.
1 do do R. Hunter 6. 15.
1 do do delivd Mr Franklin 4.

Public Private
Fenders Fenders
2 Wire Ditto B. & R. 3. 12. 0   2 Brass Do Barry & R. 8. 6. 0
2 Brass Do  Do 9. 12. 0 1 Ditto Do  Do 2. 4. 0
2 Ditto Do J. Baily 9. 12. 0 1 Wire Do  Do 1. 2. 0

Public Private
Shovels & Tongs Shovels & Tongs
4 pr Ditto & Do 5. 12. 0   2 pr Do  Do 2. 4. 0
1 pr Ditto  Do 1. 6. 0
1 Sett Shovls tongs & Poker } 1. 6. 0
 for Kitchen
1 pr Shovls & Tongs for do 1. 0. 0

Public Private
Clock Clock
On the Stairs 30. 0   On the Chimney

Public Private
Upholstry Upholstry
1 large & best bed Bolster } 16. 0. 0   1 Mattrass Jno. B. 3. 15.
 & Pillows 1 Bed, Bolster & Pillows 14. 0. 0
4 Ditto Ditto do £14 ea. 56. 0. 0 Crimson damask to }
2 Ditto Do do  8 ea. 16. 0. 0  enlarg Windw Curtains
4 Ditto Do do  7.10 30.  18 Dollars
3 Bed cases check 2 Yellow Moreen window }
1 large hair Mattrass 11. 10.  Curtains 32.63 Dollars
2  Ditto  do 20. Blue furniture for front }
1  Ditto  do 6.  drawg Room
1 Suit Chintz & green } 31. 18. 6  15.40 Dollars
Curtains complete Damask for Ditto 20 Dollars
with window Curtains 1 large Mattrass—Barteau
1 Suit Chintz Do with } 18. 9. 0 This went to Virginia
window Curtns 2 Awning for the Presidts Study
1 Suit for a field Bed 7. 15. 0
1 Suit white dimoty & } 3. 16.
2 window Curtains
Crimson Sattin W. Curtns }
large Dining Room
2 Blue damask window }
Curtns small dining Room
2 Yellow damask window
 Curtains for the front
 drawg Room—Mentioned
 under the article Cabinet
4 Venetian Windw blinds 10. 0. 0

Public Private
Counterpains Counterpains
3 Mersailles J. Cumgs 24. 0. 0    
1 elegant bed spread } 14. 0.
 Needlework
1 Muslin  Ditto 3. 4. 0
2 best Counterpns a 62/ 6. 4. 0
3 Do  Do  52/ 7. 16.
3 10/4 Cotton Do  45/ 6. 15.

Public Private
Rugs and Blankts. Rugs and Blankets
8 Green Rugs 42/ 16. 16. 0   2 9/4 green Rugs 3. 15. 0
1 pr 10/4 Blankets 3. 4. 0 2  Do  Do & } 28.83 Dollrs
6 pr  Do 19. 4. 0 3 pr of Blankets
8 Ditto  Do 20. 1 pr 10/4 Blankets 2. 16. 3
6 Ditto  Do 16. 10. 2 pr best 9/4 Rose 4. 5.
1 Ditto  Do 2. 18.
5 Blankets 9. 5.

Public Private
Lustres Lustres
2 pair glass Barry & R. 9. 12. 0   1 eight armed-McComb 76. 13. 0
1 pair Do  Do 14. 18. 8  cord & Tassel 2. 0. 0
1 pr Barry & Rogers 20.
1 pr Gerandoles 16. 0. 0

Public Private
Gerandoles Gerandoles
2 pair Roosevelt 9. 10. 0    
1  Do 5. 15. 0
1  Do 4. 15. 0
1  Do 4. 0. 0
4   Do a 70/ 14.

Public Private
Sconces Sconces
1 pair 2. 8. 0    
2 pair 2. 10. 0
1 Ditto 14.
2 pr dble branches 6. 0. 0

Public Private
Lamps Lamps
3 large & compt Barry 14. 8.   12 Oval Japan lookg
2 do tower Leaded 8. 0.  glass sent by Govr
2 Japan Staircase 5. Morris 25/ Sterg each
5 Common guilt 3. 15. 3 Patent Lamps W.B. 5. 8. 0
3 Copper 2. 5. 2 Lamps and glasses 3. 12. 0
1 large 5. 0. 5 Ditto common 2. 5.
2 pr dble branches } 6.
 query—What are these?

Public Private
Cabinet Work Cabinet Work
3 Yellow silk Sophas   1 Writing desk T.B. £98. 13. 4
2 Do  do Windw Curtn 1 Table Mrs W. 3. 10.
A Sett la. dining Tables 25. 0. 0 Tables Thoms Burlg 7. 10. 0
2 end Tables for do 4. 0. 0 2 Armed Chrs yellow } 7. 0. 0
2 Mahogany ding Tables 9. 10. 0 drawing room
1 Inlaid breakfast Do 5. 15. 0 1 Circular Chair 7. 0. 0
1 Plain  Do  do 3. 1 Bedstead 2. 18. 0
1 Do  Do  do 2. 15. 3 Pine dining Tables
1 Inlaid Tea Table 6. 0. 0 Bought from the
2 Do  Card do 12. 0. 0  Count de Moustier
A pair  Do do 7. 1 Sopha fld green silk } 30. 0. 0
2 Circular side boards 38. 0. 0  with 2 cushions
3 Toilet tables pine 1. 10. 12 arm Chairs Do 77. 0. 0
10 Chairs covd with yellow 6 Small Do Do 24.
 damask 1 Chair & stool called } 9. 0. 0
24 Mahogany Ditto 42. 0. 0  a Shepherdess
12 Do  Do 21. Green silk windw Curtns 78. 0. 0
10 Do carved do 21. 1 Writing desk Madm de } 18. 0. 0
8 Do plain Do 14. 16.  Brahms
2 Do Do Arm Do 5. 10. 1 Dressg Table Ct de Mr 19.
8 Do  Do 13. 4. A Chair for a Model 3. 0. 0
2 Do  arm Do 4. 14. 3 Chimney boards 4. 0. 0
6 plain  Do 9. 12. 1 la: Fire Skreen 3.
1 Easy chair 2. 15. 2 fixed side boards 9. 10. 0
1 Mahogany Cabinet 13. 0. 0 2 Presses for linnn 12. 0. 0
1 Ditto Bookcase 21. 0. 0 1 Cloaths press 6.
1 Ditto Cloaths Press 21. 0. 0 3 Ditto do at £4 12.
1 Ditto Do  Do 21. 0. 0 2 Do  Do Small
1 large  Do 9. 1 Larder in Cellar 9.
1  do 7. 18. 0 6 Chairs and two Stools } 32. 11. 0
1 Mahogany Bureau 6. 10. added to the Green
1 la: Mahogany Bedstead } 8. 10. 0 furniture
 carved Sundries for Mrs Fanny
1 do Do plain 7. 10. Washington 49. 18. 0
1 Do Do Do 6. 10.
1 Do Do Do 6. 10.
1 Do Do Do 6.
1 Do low posts 4.
3 Sacking bottoms 10. 10. 0
1 boarded Do 1. 5.
1 Mahy Wash stand 4. 10.
1 Do Do Do 4. 10.
3 Do plain Do 32/ 4. 10.
2 Mahy cases for Kt &c. 8.
3 Do  Do 9. 12. 0
4 Do knife boxes 2. 0. 0
1 Night stool 6. 2. 0
1 Do  Do 2. 2. 0
1 Voidure 1. 10.
2 large Coolers 8. 10.
2 Sophas £ 12.
2 Ditto 10.
2 la. Mahy Window blinds 5.

Public Private
Stoves Stoves
    1 Ditto from Mr Otto 6. 0. 0
1 Ditto 10. 0. 0
1 Ditto 8. 0. 0
1 Ditto & funnel 7. 0. 0
1 Plate Stove Mrs W. 7. 10.
1 Cast  Do Do 4. 10.
1 Franklin Do for Office 4. 10.
2 Ditto  fire places 9. 0
1 Douglass Franklin 4. 10.
1 Open Stove 4. 10. 9
1 Ship Stove 4. 0.
2 Stoves Coach Ho. 4. 0. 0
6 Tinn. Do Ding Room 1. 16. 0
6


 Nothing herein has been said relatively to the Table Linnen, Sheeting, China and Glass-ware which was furnished at the expence of the United States; because they have been worn out, broken, stolen and replaced (at private expence) over & over again.
 Nor has any account been taken of the Kitchen furniture, as that also, except a few of the most durable articles, (which will be left) has been broke, burnt out, & otherwise reduced as above—The Carpets also are entirely worn out. All on the floors, at present, have been purchased on private account.

Prints purchased—and at what prices
Sterlg cost sold for
35   32   £0. 0.   £0. 5. 3   Architecture & Ornaments
57 2 15. 0 8. Nymphs bathing, & storm
58 7 10. 6 7. Fox hunting
78 2 1. 1. 0 1. 16. 0 Cupids Pastime
244 2 4. 0 4. 6 Landscapes by Lambert
249 2 10. 6 12. 6 Morning & Evening
250 2 10. 6 12. 6 Sun-rising & Setting
251 2 10. 6 14. 0 The Cottage—& Herdsman
252 2 10. 6 14. 0 The Flight—& Young Herdsman
253 2 8. 8. 0  by Smith of Chichester
273 3 10. 6 14. 6 Country Girl—Diana—&ca
274 4 10. 6 14. 6 Venus attired—Judgmt of Paris &ca
434 2 1. 10. 0 2. 18. 0 Death of Wolf—Penns treaty—Framed
325 2 1. 1. 0 1. 10. 0 Whale fisheries
334 2 15. 0 1. 12. 0 Paul Jones—& Capn Farmer
337 4 2. 2. 0 2. 11. 0 Defence of Gibralter
343 2 15. 0 1. 10. 0 Storm with thunder & Lightning
345 2 15. 0 1. 10. Moon light & Storm
355 2 2. 2. 0 1. 18. 0 Hobinas Village—Gainsboroughs forest
367 4 12. 0 2. 2. 0 Gentlemens Seats
368 2 16. 6 1. 1. 0 Hunting piece—Portraits of Dogs
375 2 1. 10. 2. 0. 0 Diana decd by Venus—Adonis carrd of by ditto
393 3 15. 18. Cupid stung—Britania—Clytie
416 4 1. 1. 2. 0. 0 Design—Compsn—Inventn—Colouring
455 2 2. 2. 2. 14. 0 Alfred—Ditto dividing the loaf
27 Watts 6. 6. 5. 5. 0 Sett—Wattss views—bound
30 Paintg 10. 6 19. Painters Assistt—half bound
21 2 Framed 8. 0. 0 Musical Sheperdess—Dancg Shepherds
22 2  Do 9. Landscapes—Morning & Evening
24 2  Do 9. 15. 0 Views of the Po—Constantines Arch
64. 13. 9

 
Size of the Impression
274     9 1/4 by 7 In.
274 9 1/4 7 In.
274 Judgment of Paris 7 1/2 10 } In colour
274 Venus attired 7 1/2 10
392 Britania 9 3/4 9
273 Country girl 12 1/2 9 1/4
273 Girl and dog 10 11
273 Diana & Nymphs 10 11
392 Clytie 12 10
392 Cupid Stung 12 10
57 Storm 15 19
57 Nymphs 15 19
249 Morning 15 19
249 Evening 15 19
250 Sunrising 15 19
250 Sunsetting 15 19
251 Cottage 15 19
251 The Herdsman 15 19
252 Young Herdsman 15 19
252 The flight 15 19
78 Cupids Pastime 14 1/2 16 1/2
78  Ditto Ditto 14 1/2 16 1/2
253 Landscape 16 1/2 20
253   Ditto 16 1/2 20
244  Ditto 19 1/2 16 1/2
244  Ditto 19 1/2 16 1/2
455 Alfred 19 24
455  Ditto—dividing the loaf 19 24
368 Hunting piece 19 24
368 Portraits of Dogs 19 3/4 24
367 4 Views each 18 25
375 Adonis carried off by Venus 19 27
375 Diana deceived by Venus 19 27
355 Hobima’s Village 21 1/2 27
355 Gainsboroughs Forest 21 1/2 27
334 Paul Jones 19 1/2 by 24
334 Captn Farmer 19 1/2 24
325 Whale fisheries Greenland 17 27
325   Ditto Ditto Davis’s Streights 17 27
343 Thunder storm 19 27
343 Storm with lightning 19 27
346 Moonlight 19 27
346 Storm after a Pictr of Vanderhagens 19 27
337 Defence of Gibralter 20 27
337   Ditto  Ditto 20 27
337   Ditto  Ditto 20 27
337   Ditto  Ditto 20 27
21 Musical Sheperdess 19 24 } in Frame
21 Dancing Shepherd 19 24
22 Landscape Morning 19 24
22   Ditto  Evening 19 24
24 View of the River Po 19 24
24 Do Constantines Arch 19 24

Size Within the impression
No   height breadth
274 }   9 1/4 by 7 }
274 9 1/4 7
274 Judgment of Paris 7 1/2 10
274 Venus attired 7 1/2 10
273 Country Girl 12 1/2 9 1/4
392 Britania 9 3/4 9
273 Girl & dog 10 11
273 Diana & Nymphs 10 11
392 Clytie 12 10
392 Cupid stung 12 10
249 Morning 15 19
249 Evening 15 19
250 Sunrising 15 19
250 Sunsetting 15 19
251 Cottage 15 19
251 The Herdsman 15 19
252 Young Herdsman 15 19
252 The flight 15 19
57 Storm 15 19
57 Nymphs bathing 15 19
78 Cupids Pastime 14 1/2 16 1/2
78   Ditto Do 14 1/2 16 1/2
253 Landscape 16 3/8 20
253   Ditto 16 3/8 20
244   Ditto 19 1/2 16 1/2
244  Ditto 19 1/2 16 1/2
334 Paul Jones 24 19 1/2
334 Captn Farmer 24 19 1/2
455 Alfred 24 19
455  Ditto dividing the loaf 24 19
368 Hunting piece 24 19
368 Portrait Dogs 24 19 3/4
367 4 Views each 25 18
325 Greenland Whale fisheries 27 17
325  Do  Do Davis’s Streights
375 Adonis carrd off by Venus 27 19
375 Diana deceived by Venus 27 19
343 Thunder Storm 19 by 27
343 Storm with lightning 19 27
346 Moon light 19 27
346 Storm after a Picture of Vanderhagen 19 27
337 4 Defence of Gibralter each 20 27
355 Hobima’s Village 21 1/2 27
355 Gainsborough’s Forest 21 1/2 27

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