General Wade Hampton of South Carolina owned Houmas House from 1811-1835. During his tenure, his wife commissioned this china to be made and had approximately 900 place settings. The blue band was trimmed with gold and the word 'Houmas' was centered on each piece.
This china remained in the home for two more owners to enjoy and pass down.
Eventually, many pieces were broken or lost and now only a few remain. They are on display throughout the estate for visitors to see.
While dining in the restaurants, you will notice replicas of this china are used. This is one way we are able to pay homage to the pioneers before us and appreciate how they cared for this mansion and restored it for future generations to explore.
This china is just one more way we are able to talk about the lives of those before us and how they lived in the 1800's.