D.C. Map Glass Decoupage Tray: 11 3/4 X 8 inches
- Made in New York, U.S.A.
- 11 3/4 X 8 inches
- Hand-blown glass
- Food safe
- Wipe clean
- Signed by the artist
- Felt padded on reverse
In the French tradition of decoupage, this bent-glass tray features a historic map of Washington, D.C., and was handcrafted in New York. Each tray is signed by the artist.
This glass tray is suitable for hanging with a plate hanger or standing on a gallery easel. A folded card explaining the time-honored decoupage process accompanies each piece.
In 1791, President George Washington hired Pierre Charles L'Enfant to create the layout of the federal city. L'Enfant focused on the area between Tiber Creek, now Constitution Avenue, and the Eastern Branch, also called the Anacostia River. L'Enfant surveyed the area in the spring of 1791 and created a plan for the city by the end of the year. This plan established the placement of the Capitol and President's House, now called the White House, and recommended the creation of the public promenade from the Capitol to the Potomac, the area we now call the National Mall.