Signed book: The White House. Special limited edition, numbered 97/100. Washington, DC: The White House Historical Association, 1962. Hardcover, 7 x 10.25, 129 pages. Signed on the colophon in blue ballpoint, “To Eve, with affection and appreciation, Jackie, December 25, 1962,” and signed in fountain pen, “and Jack.” Autographic condition: fine. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy oversaw the publication of this guide to the Executive Mansion as part of her restoration and preservation of the White House, releasing a softcover version for the general public with the intent of spreading knowledge of the house’s historic importance. Limited edition examples were specially bound for the Kennedys to give as Christmas gifts; in addition to this version, there was a red leatherbound edition limited to 75. A wonderful piece from the Kennedy White House. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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A pair of attractive creamware cluster-column candlesticks used by the Kennedys in their Georgetown home. The candlesticks, most likely continental from the 19th century, each measure 12″ high with the square bases measuring 4.5″ on each side. Each has a scroll-molded flaring nozzle (restored) supported on four clustered columns with fleur-de-lis ornaments around the top and bottom, and is perched on a stepped square base. There are also wax remnants at the bottom of each holder. In fine condition, with aforementioned restoration and some small chips and areas of discoloration. Famous for her impeccable taste in interior decor—which left a lasting mark on the White House, as she immediately beginning a revitalization of the drab interior upon her arrival in 1961—Jackie kept these candlesticks, used to decorate her and John’s Georgetown home, her entire life. A stunning artifact from the elegant First Lady’s personal estate. Provenance: From the collection of John Strangi, purchased through Sotheby’s 1996 auction of The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy. RR Auction COA