Collection Items in The John Quincy Adams State Drawing Room

Sugar basket
Sugar basket

This sugar basket was originally owned by the prominent Jewish merchant Moses Michael Hays of Boston and is one of more than twenty-five pieces of silver that Hays ordered from fellow Mason Paul Revere. ...

Society of the Cincinnati Badge and Ribbon owned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering
Society of the Cincinnati Badge and Ribbon owned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering

In 1783, General Henry Knox and Baron de Steuben led the effort to establish the Society of the Cincinnati, a hereditary fraternal order ...

Wine Cooler
Wine Cooler

Shortly after his election as first president of the United States, George Washington began to acquire silver and fused-plate objects that would allow him to entertain in a manner befitting his new office. ...

John Quincy Adams' Writing Box
John Quincy Adams' Writing Box

Of standard form and style for the early neoclassical period, this portable writing desk is distinguished by its documented ownership by John Quincy Adams (1767–1848). ...