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To Entertain Polite Company: Stylish Silver for the Tabletop

To Entertain Polite Company: Stylish Silver for the Tabletop

Janine E. Skerry, Curator of Metals The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Benjamin Franklin, despite his “Poor Richard” persona, liked to shop. Letters written from London to his wife Deborah in Philadelphia document a cornucopia of purchases, including his February 19, 1758, description of “a compleat Set of Table China, 2 Cases of silver handled Knives and […]