This Is What President Obama and White House Gets in Foreign Gifts

The U.S. government’s official Federal Register just published its annual list of gifts to federal employees from foreign governments for 2014, and it reveals that being president has its privileges. Or maybe not so much, considering that ethics restrictions require federal officials to deposit the loot for which they don’t want to personally pay at the National Archives or another arm of the federal government. According to the records, Obama appears to be taking a pass on all of the foreign offerings.

The late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz lavished the president and his family with six gifts with more than $1.3 million. They included a men’s watch for the president, which was estimated to cost more than $18,000, and a “diamond and emerald jewelry set including earrings, necklace, ring, brooch, and wristwatch” for Obama’s school-age daughters, Sasha and Malia, that came to $80,000.

Various Chinese officials were also generous: President Xi Jinping gave Obama two computer tablets during a time his government is believed to have been carrying out large-scale hacks of American computer systems, including the database of federal employees.

Many gifts are traditional formal offerings — fountain pens, vases, cognac, and the like. Others demonstrate patriotic pride, including French wines or traditional garb of a given country. In the past, though, Obama has also received whackier fare, including 20 baseball caps with his face on them, as reported by Yahoo.

Some reflected the gift-givers: Prince William gave Obama a signed and framed portrait of himself. Estimated value: $888. Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan, a former folk singer, gave “audio and video recordings” of herself performing to First Lady Michelle Obama. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan gave the president a book entitled, Goodluck Jonathan — Champion for Women.

The justification for accepting each gift, provided in the Register, is that “non-acceptance would cause embarrassment to donor and U.S. Government.”

The Obamas don’t appear to have bought any of the gifts, meaning they went to the National Archives and Records Administration or, if perishable, were “handled pursuant to United States Secret Service Policy.” (It’s not clear exactly what that means, but U.S. government ethics guidelines say foodstuffs and similar items “may, with approval, be given to charity, shared with the office, or destroyed.”)

Other government officials get gifts too. Gifts to CIA Director John O. Brennan had gift-givers names removed as they might “affect United States intelligence sources or methods.” He appears to have kept many of the gifts, including a “small decorative sword,” “for official use.”

Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is running a long-shot presidential campaign, received a 4' x 6' rug worth $4,000 from the attorney general of Qatar, as did his close friend and colleague, Arizona Senator John McCain, who ran against Obama in 2008. Both men deposited their rugs with the secretary of the Senate.

Another Republican presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and some of his staff members received “lodging and transportation via patrolled SUV” from the government of Guatemala for an unknown value in August 2014. Paul, an ophthalmologist, did medical work in the country, according to accounts.

The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Six boxes of dates. Twelve bottles of wine. Rec’d — 12/20/2013. Est. Value — $509.94. Disposition — Perishable items handled pursuant to United States Secret Service policy
His Excellency Abdallah Baali, Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to the United States


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Gold and silver men’s wristwatch with leather band. Rec’d — 1/14/2014. Est. Value — $18,240.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Metallic gold-tone vase with red gemstones. Rec’d — 1/22/2014. Est. Value — $430.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Usama Al-Nujaifi, Speaker of the Council of Representatives of the Republic of Iraq


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Mahogany sculpture, title:Le Negre Marrondepicting a man drinking from a water jug. Rec’d — 2/6/2014. Est. Value — $500.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Michel Joseph Martelly, President of the Republic of Haiti


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Green fountain pen with gold floral accents with an ink cartridge. Rec’d — 2/7/2014. Est. Value — $1,614.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Fumio Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Three bottles of wine. Special-edition six-book set, title:Memoires du Generale Lafayette. Rec’d — 2/9/2014. Est. Value — $2,906.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration. Wine handled pursuant to United States Secret Service Policy
His Excellency François Hollande, President of the French Republic


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Book, title:Haciendas of the State of Mexico.Photo album of the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS). Framed and signed photograph of President Obama, the President of the United Mexican States, and the Prime Minister of Canada at NALS. One kilogram pure silver coin engraved with image of Frida Kahlo. Silver cufflinks with the Great Seal of the United States. 1′ x 2′ wool rug in an American Flag pattern. Sculpture of brightly colored flowers, animals, and people attached to clay base. Rec’d — 2/19/2014. Est. Value — $3,290.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Framed black and white photograph of the first American consulate in Jerusalem circa 1888. Rec’d — 3/3/2014. Est. Value — $440.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Bottle of cognac. Rec’d — 3/3/2014. Est. Value — $615.00. Disposition — Perishable items handled pursuant to United States Secret Service policy
His Excellency Iurie Leancă, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Scalloped rim crystal bowl in the shape of Ireland’s Croagh Patrick Peak. DVD, title:Sustainability Starts Here.Book, title: My Irish Table.Silverware knife. Rec’d — 3/13/2014. Est. Value — $1,512.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Enda Kenny, TD, Prime Minister of Ireland


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Framed metallic disc plaque decorated with beads and stones. Framed tile art featuring red, purple, yellow, and white flowers on green vines. Rec’d — 3/16/2014. Est. Value — $625.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Adminsitration
His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Two white tulip vases. Blue and white double gourd vase. Rec’d — 3/24/2014. Est. Value — $730.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs of the Netherlands


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Silver box inscribed with the signature of President Giorgio Napolitano. Speech by President Giorgio Napolitano, title: Messaggio Al Parlamento. Rec’d — 3/27/2014. Est. Value — $985.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

6″ cast bronze medal depicting vines on ceramic stoneware with a Roman travertine finish. 8″ cast bronze medal depicting the Angel of Solidarity and Peace. Book, title: Miserando Atque Eligando. Rec’d — 3/27/2014. Est. Value — $1,015.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Holiness Pope Francis, Holy See


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

29″ x 21″ folio of lithographs, title: Fontane Del Vaticano.Leather-bound book, title:Annuario Pontificio 2014. Rec’d — 3/27/2014. Est. Value — $1,707.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Adminstration
His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

48″ gold-plated brass replica of the Makkah Clock Tower on marble base. Rec’d — 3/28/2014. Est. Value — $57,000.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

White gold men’s wristwatch with leather band. Rec’d — 4/15/2014. Est. Value — $67,000.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Flower pot painted with scene of dark gray mountain terrain. Signed framed photograph of the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Rec’d — 4/24/2014. Est. Value — $2,540.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration. Sake handled pursuant to United States Secret Service policy
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Painting on paper in colored powder and gold, title: “Harmonious and Peaceful World” depicting the sun, moon, and five mountain peaks representing the king. Rec’d — 4/25/2014. Est. Value — $2,200.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Three coin set, one silver with the face of the King, one silver with the face of the Queen, and one gold with the King and Queen together. Signed and framed photograph of the King and Queen of Malaysia. 10″ plate with images of the King and Queen of Malaysia. Book, title: The Return. 20″ sword with steel blade and grip of polished wood carved in the shape of water fowl, held in a sheath of gold and silver with encrusted gemstones. Rec’d — 4/26/2014. Est. Value — $8,117.00. Disposition — National Achives and Records Administration
His Majesty Sultan Badlishah Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tunaku Ahaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum, Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV of Malaysia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Framed portrait of President Obama woven in songket fabric. Stamp collection in a metal-covered book including stamps to commemorate President Obama’s visit to Malaysia. Six booklets about Islam. Book, title: Ziarah Masjid di Malaysia. Rec’d — 4/27/2014. Est. Value — $810.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib, Prime Minister of Malaysia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Bronze-tone covered photo album containing photographs of President Obama’s visit to Malaysia. Silk batik fabric in silver, blue, and teal. Book, title:Malacanan Palace. Rec’d — 4/28/2014. Est. Value — $441.75. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

37″ x 37″ black, white, and gray toned painting, title: Bolichedepicting a table and four chairs on a tiled floor, plus drinkware. Cable-knit tan wool shawl with brown leather and suede accents. 25″ x 35″ print on canvas featuring pastoral scene of men with swords looking off into the distance. Rec’d — 5/12/2014. Est. Value — $1,681.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency José Mujica Cordano, President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Three bottles of wine. Rec’d — 6/5/2014. Est. Value — $537.00. Disposition — Perishable items handled pursuant to United States Secret Service policy
His Excellency François Hollande, President of the French Republic


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

24″ x 36″ framed and matted photograph of Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower reviewing American paratroopers and a two-page facsimile telegram from Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman. Rec’d — 6/6/2014. Est. Value — $440.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
The Right Honorable David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

9.5′ white and blue longboard with friendship flags and the Presidential Seal. Black leather boots. Rec’d — 6/11/2014. Est. Value — $2,371.21. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
The Honorable Tony Abbott, MP, Prime Minister of Australia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

72″ x 32″ painting on canvas of four people in a beach setting listening to a guitar player. Autographed book, title: Kiki Lima. Rec’d — 8/4/2014. Est. Value — $1,055.87. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Jorge Carlos Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Framed painting, title:Le Joueur de Cara depicting a man playing a stringed instrument and singing composed in multiple colors and patterns. Bronze staff simulating woven thread set on a six-inch piece of tapered wood. Rec’d — 8/4/2014. Est. Value — $1,035.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Lacquer-ware box with mother of pearl design. Rec’d — 8/5/2014. Est. Value — $490.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Chess set of a mirrored board and silver pieces with felt bottoms. Rec’d — 8/6/2014. Est. Value — $445.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Majesty Mswati III, King of the Kingdom of Swaziland


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

16″ brass and copper statue of a man playing stringed instrument. 37″ x 30″ framed copper relief of a family village scene. Rec’d — 8/7/2014. Est. Value — $880.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

8′ x 4′ carpet with multi-colored stripes, patterns, camels, and white fringe. 20.5″ silver circular platter engraved with building and text “Interim Government of Libya”. Rec’d — 8/7/2014. Est. Value — $600.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Abdalla Alteni, Prime Minister of the State of Libya


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

39″ x 39″ two panel painting of abstract human figures and symbols in earth tones and white. Three pieces of traditional clothing, one piece gray, black, and white, one piece blue and yellow, and one piece red and gold. Rec’d — 8/7/2014. Est. Value — $1,940.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Faure Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

34″ x 26″ framed black and white painting, comprised of abstract forms of faces and nature. Rec’d — 8/8/2014. Est. Value — $550.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Book, title:Goodluck Jonathan — Champion for Women. Two framed and matted pencil drawings of President Obama, one as a Senator and one as President. 40″ x 14″ relief art, title: Ijaw Fisherman with bronze paint. Rec’d — 8/8/2014. Est. Value — $630.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

31″ x 31″ yellow and orange painting with a metal rod attached to top with spear heads on each end. 56″ Kora stringed instrument. Rec’d — 8/12/2014. Est. Value — $1,380.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Ceremonial dagger decorated with detailed silver work and coral stones. Rec’d — 8/21/2014. Est. Value — $885.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

19.5″ x 21″ photograph, title: Waterway Weaves 2printed on glass showing a map of the Republic of Estonia outlined in blue over a textured surface. Rec’d — 9/2–3/2014. Est. Value — $885.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Toomas Hendrick Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Limited-edition print, title: Celtic Approach.Cufflinks of the Celtic Manor Resort. 9″ x 14″ x 14″ basket of woven wood. Book, title: “Collected Poems 1934–1953” by Dylan Thomas. Package of sea salt. 8″ x 6″ fabric personal journal. Computer USB accessory. 88″ x 68″ blanket with red and black peony pattern. Four coasters, black with four gray symbols. Rec’d — 9/5/2014. Est. Value — $736.31. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration. Perishable items handled pursuant to United States Secret Service policy
The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Olive green ceramic vase with a crisscross floral pattern and matching lid set on a varnished brown wooden stand. Rec’d — 9/22/2014. Est. Value — $450.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Zhang Gaoli, Executive Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Octagonal box of polished silver featuring a floral pattern and the Emblem of Brunei Darussalam set on a pedestal under glass. Rec’d — 9/25/2015 Est. Value — $1,400.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Porcelain vase with a blue and white floral pattern set on a dark brown wooden base. CD collection, title: Elegant Sound of China. Rec’d — 10/7/2014. Est. Value — $565.58. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Two 34″ x 34″ x 17″ half tables, painted black and gold, with images of pheasants in a natural setting. 49″ x 61″ framed painting in black, white, and gray of a mountain scene and small structures. Commemorative stamp set mounted on eight screen panels, wrapped in silk-floss sheets, and held in a dark wooden case. 83″ x 83″ x 150″ cloisonne pot themed “Peace Across Four Seas,” set on a wood base. Navy blue silk robe with fuchsia lining and floral embroidery inscribed with the APEC logo and includes pockets and a belt. Painting on a scroll depicting scenes of Beijing past and present set on a stand. Two tablet computers, each with case. Red and white cloisonne style fountain pen and signing pen. Black leather computer bag stamped with APEC logo. Teal and black silk jacket with simulated inner jacket and four buttons. Maroon and black silk jacket with simulated inner jacket and four buttons. Cream color silk Nehru shirt. Rec’d — 11/7/2014. Est. Value — $8,105.96. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Black velvet flip flop sandals. Infinity scarf with burgundy, gray, and white stripes. Infinity scarf with silver and light blue stripes. Two white dress shirts with pocket. Off-white tunic with long sleeves, pockets, and knotted straps in front. Black tunic with long sleeves, pockets, and knotted straps in front. Two-toned blue cashmere shawl with teal embroidery. Dress shirt in shades of purple silk. Teal dress shirt with fuchsia embroidery striping. Rec’d — 11/8/2014. Est. Value — $2,168.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Government of the Republic of Union of Myanmar


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

30″ x 40″ painting on fiber board, facsimile of a mural in Myinkaba Kubyauk-gyi Temple. 29″ x 35″ framed painting of the head and shoulders of President Obama, wearing a suit and gazing upward. 12″ x 8″ model of a Burmese harp made of silver. Brown leatherette briefcase with zippered top, stamped “Myanmar 2014.” Book, title: Bamar Snacks Volumes 1 and 2. Booklet, title: ASEAN Summit Leaders.Book, title:Friendly Myanmar. 2014 calendar. Black ballpoint pen. Silver-tone keychain. Business card case. Notebook. Fountain pen with white gold and snowflake emblem. Rec’d — 11/9/2014. Est. Value — $2,925.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of Union of Myanmar


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

3″ x 6.5″ x 4.5″ silver box with hinged lid depicting a royal figure surrounded by five attendants. Rec’d — 11/14/2014. Est. Value — $465.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Chairperson of the Phithu Hluttaw Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

27″ x 30″ framed photograph of former Czech President Vaclav Havel. Rec’d — 11/18/2014. Est. Value — $650.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Silver bowl set on a wooden pedestal. White pashmina scarf with pink and purple flowers. Rec’d — 11/19/2014. Est. Value — $495.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Three 4″ 5″ and 6″ in diameter nesting bowls of clear glass crystal shaped like a spinning top. Four 4″ height x 3″ in diameter rocks glasses shaped like a spinning top. 10″ x 10″ x 15″ cheese tray made of walnut. Book, title: In Color, by Ansel Adams. Book, title: People You’d Like to Know. Book, title: Unlikely Heroes.Automatic tea infuser in penguin shape with timer. Chess set of wooden board and pieces. Twelve scented votive candles. Botanic candle of Saffron de Bois. Scented oil diffuser. 24″ x 15″ x 10″ deep purple snakeskin design storage trunk with silver-tone fastener and handles. Rec’d — 12/1/2014. Est. Value — $1,277.89. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

13″ wood box decorated with mosaic pattern of gray and beige tiles and gold-tone crown. Rec’d — 12/4/2014. Est. Value — $490.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Majesty Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Framed, matted, and signed photographic portrait of Prince William. Rec’d — 12/8/2014. Est. Value — $888.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Two 20″ x 15.5″ and 18″ x 30″ wooden trays coated with green and white resin in a floral pattern. Rec’d — 12/22/2014. Est. Value — $1,205.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

Box of dates. Twelve bottles of wine. Rec’d — 12/23/2014. Est. Value — $475.78. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

6″ amber glass sculpture of a fish splashing out of water. Rec’d — 10/6/2013. Est. Value — $590.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mr. Vincent Siew, Leader’s Representative to APEC of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

Gold pin in the shape of a bull’s head with three eyes made of gemstones. 8′ black scarf with gold thread embroidery. Gold tie pin with rectangular sapphire gem. Rec’d — 8/4/2014. Est. Value — $696.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Hery Rajaonarimapianina, President of the Republic of Madagascar


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

Two 14″ x 18″ paintings of a beach scene in vivid color. Rec’d — 8/4/2014. Est. Value — $900.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
The Right Honorable Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

Two 10″ x 5″ x 3″ boxes of carved wood, one with red velvet lining, one with purple velvet lining. Various whole spices and oils. Black scarf with white and golden printed design. Framed painting of the islands of the Union of Comoros with individual cities and a wooden fish attached. Rec’d — 8/4/2014. Est. Value — $475.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration. Perishable items handled pursuant to United States Secret Service policy
His Excellency Ikililou Dhoinine, President of the Union of the Comoros


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

Two chiwara (male and female) mounted on patterned black fabric background. Two black masks mounted on painting of tan and orange landscape and black fabric. Rec’d — 8/9/2014. Est. Value — $515.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of the Republic of Mali


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

Wood statue of a man and woman dancing in jewel-ornamented formal wear. Wood statue with gold inlay and metal decoration. Rec’d — 9/23/2014. Est. Value — $750.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Republic of Peru


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

Digital recordings, titles: “Visit of Reverend Martin Luther King to India,” “Visit of Mrs. Coretta Scott King to Accept Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding to Reverend Martin Luther King (Posthumously) for the Year 1966 in January, 1969,” and “The Spirit of Mahatma Gandhi.” Pink-red tablecloth, fabric with flower designs. Sheer tan tablecloth fabric with gold thread embroidery border. Book, title: Srimad Bhagavad Gita.Special-edition book, title:Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi. Golden fabric bag covered in floral white lace, closed by triangular flap with a gold and diamond pendant at the point. Short tan kurta with golden thread trim and concealed buttons. Tan vest with golden thread trim and concealed buttons. Tan pants with drawstring. 10″ x 12″ framed photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. setting flowers at Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial at Rajghat in 1959. 24″ x 32″ framed Rogan Art painting, mostly red with green and golden detail, featuring a central spiral object. 24″ x 32″ framed Rogan Art painting; mostly green with golden detail, featuring a central object resembling a peacock. Purple dress with small gems and multi-colored embroidery of peacocks, flowers, and vines, sleeveless. Blue mid-length dress with sleeves with red and golden embroidery and gems in stripe and leaf pattern. Cream colored pashmina shawl with light orange and green stitching. Cream colored pashmina shawl with light gray stitching. Tan tunic with gray thread embroidery around the collar, sleeves, and bottom. Tan pants with drawstring. Rec’d — 9/29/2014. Est. Value — $7,385.93. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India


The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Mrs. Michelle Obama

6″ x 4″ x 5″ limited-edition sculpture with 3,000 pieces of amber lead crystal, title: “Harmonious Beauty”. Rec’d — 11/9/2014. Est. Value — $470.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mr. Vincent Siew, Leader’s Representative to APEC of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Diamond and emerald jewelry set including necklace, earrings, ring, and bracelet. Rec’d — 1/14/2014. Est. Value — $560,000.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Six-tier vase of multi-colored crystal. Rec’d — 2/9/2014. Est. Value — $4,900.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration. Wine handled pursuant to United States Secret Service Policy
His Excellency François Hollande, President of the French Republic


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Purple and orange silk shawl with embroidered clouds and waves. Purple and orange silk purse with embroidered clouds and waves. Set of audio and video recordings of Madame Peng Liyuan performing folk songs. Book, title A Dream of Red Mansions, by Sun Wen of the Qing Dynasty. Rec’d — 3/21/2014. Est. Value — $1,287.99. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People’s Republic of China


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Diamond and pearl jewelry set including necklace, earrings, ring, and bracelet. Rec’d — 4/15/2014. Est. Value — $570,000.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Three-tier silver tiffin carrier with rubies. Silver colored wrap with green, orange, and blue detail. Rec’d — 4/26/2014. Est. Value — $2,115.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Her Majesty Tuanku Sultanah Hajah Haminah binti Hamidun, Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Black silk dress with pink and white pattern. Gray-black dress with white and beige pattern and gemstones. Black kaftan with colorful sequins. Pink-red songket fabric. Rec’d — 4/27/2014. Est. Value — $650.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Datin Seri Hajah Rosmah binti Mansor, First Lady of Malaysia


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Necklace made of silver with lapis beads. Book, title:Chile. Rec’d — 6/29/2014. Est. Value — $478.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Embroidered black, red, pink, and tan bag with leather bottom. Rec’d — 7/24/2014. Est. Value — $620.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Otto Pérez Molina, President of the Republic of Guatemala


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Apple carved from light-colored wood. Brown, white, and gray scarf. Book, title:Visions of Africa: KOTA. Book, title: A Vision for Gabon. Rec’d — 8/5/2014. Est. Value — $664.95. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, First Lady of the Gabonese Republic


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

11″ bowl on pedestal made of recycled glass, decorated with heads of a rhino, elephant, hippo, and water buffalo with a 6″ pedestal in the shape of a hippo. Two customized glass mugs with silver jaguar-shaped handles. Clear glass and metal drink ware set consisting of 8.5″ ice bucket with jaguar heads applied over glass knob handles, six 9.25″ goblets, each featuring silver-tone head of an animal, and set of six bottle stoppers of blown glass in the shape of an animal. Small silver round jewelry box with golden seal of the Kingdom of Swaziland on lid. Rec’d — 8/6/2014. Est. Value — $2,761.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Majesty Mswati III, King of the Kingdom of Swaziland


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Cream color fabric table linen set including 24 napkins with embroidery of plants and animals and two tablecloths with embroidery matching the napkins. Beige rug with black and red pattern. Rec’d — 8/7/2014. Est. Value — $980.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Kente cloth, two pieces woven with multi-colored pattern. Book, title: The Humanitarian, The Philanthropist. Rec’d — 8/7/2014. Est. Value — $540.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Lordina Mahama, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Dining linen set including eight napkins and one tablecloth, white with patterns of leaves or flowers and gray and golden stitching. Rec’d — 8/7/2014. Est. Value — $440.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Marième Faye Sall, First Lady of the Republic of Senegal


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Gold pin in the shape of a flower. Woven rug with black and tan pattern. Rec’d — 8/9/2014. Est. Value — $605.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Keïta Aminata Maïga, First Lady of the Republic of Mali


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

35″ x 35″ mostly red and black painting with a metal rod attached to the top with spear heads on each end. 56″ Kora stringed instrument. Rec’d — 8/12/2014. Est. Value — $1,830.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Jewelry set made of gold with emeralds and diamonds including a bracelet, ring, and two earrings. Rec’d — 9/25/2014. Est. Value — $27,300.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha of Brunei Darussalam


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Gilded copper Tombak urn with an etched floral pattern. Rec’d — 9/30/2014. Est. Value — $504.20. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, First Lady of the Republic of Turkey


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

5″ x 4.5″ gold filigree handbag lined with white cloth. Gold brooch in the shape of rose petals and leaves. 13.5″ x 13.5″ white silk cloth embroidered with one golden rose and other golden flowers. Purple and tan shawl embroidered with botanical designs from the Qing Dynasty. 12″ x 11″ serving tray on four legs with two handles made of mostly gold with silver adornment on top resting on a flat, oval wooden serving tray on four short legs. Brown and tan leather briefcase with APEC logo lined with purple satin and closed by two gold-tone clasps. Scroll of tan cloth with corresponding Chinese and English script. Rec’d — 11/11/2014. Est. Value — $5,420.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People’s Republic of China


Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

13mm in diameter champagne pearl mounted to six-petal rosette backing with gold leaves and diamonds surrounding a pink stone. 13.8mm in diameter white pearl mounted to silver-tone parachute pendant with diamonds. Silver purse in coffer shape with curved handle. Rec’d — 11/13/2013. Est. Value — $26,220.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
His Excellency U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar


First Family

22″ x 10″ sculpture carved in pink Qingtian stone of 16 galloping horses set on dark wooden base. 6″ x 10″ x 10″ jewelry box made of rosewood with phoenix and peony design. Rec’d — 3/21/2014. Est. Value — $3,225.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Mrs. Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People’s Republic of China


First Family

10″ model palm tree made of silver and gold set on a green marble base. Kalakas Agarwood with diffuser. Two bottles of perfume named for the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Four bottles of perfume. Black and red robe with white trim and intricate beading along the neckline and down the front. Brown and blue paisley robe, with satin purple lining and tassels. Pink-purple sleeveless satin blouse. Pink-purple satin pants. Dark gray sleeveless robe. Robe of sheer white fabric with a beaded flower pattern and pink-purple trim. Orange sheer fabric floor-length cape. Blue fabric Muumuu with multi-colored detail. Pink-purple Muumuu and golden sheer fabric. Purple fabric cape with dot and floral pattern. Gray fabric cape with red lining and green, red, and silver detail. Dark blue velvet floor-length gown. Red and blue velvet robe with red and white beaded tassels. Cream and golden fabric robe. Taupe fabric robe with golden clusters. Crimson and golden fabric robe. Four storage boxes, two decorated with red and golden foil undercut Lucite and two decorated with green and golden foil undercut Lucite. Rec’d — 11/19/2014. Est. Value — $39,915.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration. Perfume handled pursuant to the United States Secret Service policy
His Royal Highness Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of the National Guard of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


First Family Children

Diamond and emerald jewelry set including earrings, necklace, ring, brooch, and wristwatch. Diamond and ruby jewelry set including earrings, necklace, ring, brooch, and wristwatch. Rec’d — 1/14/2014. Est. Value — $80,000.00. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


First Family Children

Four clothing sets of knit gloves, felted hat, and scarf in dark gray, light gray, purple, and magenta. Rec’d — 6/19/2014. Est. Value — $801.36. Disposition — National Archives and Records Administration
The Right Honorable John Key, MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand


White House Staff Member Jane Rhee

12″ Khanjar knife and sheath with detailed silverwork. Metal plate engraved with the image of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Rec’d — 3/1/2013. Est. Value — $1,400.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Mr. Salem al-Ismaily, Special Envoy for the Sultanate of Oman


White House Staff Member Puneet Talwar

Two 14″ and 12″ Khanjar knives with sheath and detailed silver work. Metal plate engraved with the image of the Muscat gate, Oman, and the Coastal Road. Rec’d — 3/3/2013. Est. Value — $960.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Mr. Salem al-Ismaily, Special Envoy for the Sultanate of Oman


White House Staff Member Puneet Talwar

14″ Khanjar knife, sheath, and belt with detailed silver work. Framed photograph of President Obama in the Oval Office. Wood chess and backgammon board in a leather case. Silver bracelet with green stone. Rec’d — 3/3/2013. Est. Value — $7,890.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman


White House Staff Member Caroline Atkinson

Two-piece rolling computer case business set. Leather tablet computer case with pen and notepad. Crystal icon of Sydney’s Opera House containing an ingot cut from the outer wall of the opera house. Rec’d — 12/12/2013. Est. Value — $753.16. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Dr. Heather Smith, PSM, Deputy Secretary and G20 Sherpa, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of Australia


White House Staff Member Colin Willett

Necklace of cultured pearls with silver clasp. Rec’d — 12/19/2013. Est. Value — $1,600.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States


White House Staff Member Prem Kumar

Silver wristwatch with leather band. Rec’d — 1/5/2014. Est. Value — $19,628.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


White House Staff Member Dr. Susan Rice

Fountain pen, green with gold floral accents, includes ink cartridge. Rec’d — 2/7/2014. Est. Value — $1,614.40. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency Fumio Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan


White House Staff Member Caroline Coscia

Black and silver wristwatch with leather band. Rec’d — 3/28/2014. Est. Value — $1,900.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


White House Staff Member Dr. Susan Rice

White gold wristwatch with link bracelet. Rec’d — 3/28/2014. Est. Value — $5,370.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


White House Staff Member Rob Malley

White gold wristwatch with link bracelet. Rec’d — 3/28/2014. Est. Value — $8,170.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


White House Staff Member Philip Gordon

White gold wristwatch with link bracelet. Rec’d — 3/28/2014. Est. Value — $8,170.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


White House Staff Member Ben Rhodes

White gold wristwatch with link bracelet. Rec’d — 3/28/2014. Est. Value — $8,170.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


White House Staff Member Lisa Monaco

Gold medal display, title: “The Golden Medal of the 50th Anniversary of 26 September and 14 October.” Ceremonial Jambiyyah dagger. Silver jewelry set including a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Rec’d — 3/30/2014. Est. Value — $1,075.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, President of the Republic of Yemen


White House Staff Member Gayle Smith

77″ x 50″ blue silk Persian carpet with light-colored flowers. Model ship of gold-tone metal. Rec’d — 5/14/2014. Est. Value — $5,125.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar


White House Staff Member Dr. Susan Rice

41″ x 29″ framed painting of African savannah scene featuring elephants, zebras, water buffalo, a watering hole, trees, and a mountain range in the background. Rec’d — 8/9/2014. Est. Value — $800.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
The Honorable Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Kenya


White House Staff Member Dr. Susan Rice

Red ceramic vase with floral pattern set on wooden base. Rec’d — 9/7/2014. Est. Value — $480.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency Yang Jiechi, State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China


White House Staff Member Dr. Susan Rice

Black vinyl briefcase with zippered pockets. 2014 calendar for ASEAN Summit. Silver-tone ballpoint pen. Black ballpoint pen with Myanmar emblem. Business card case. Black keychain. USB thumb drive. Notebook with tan leather case. Rec’d — 11/11/2014. Est. Value — $496.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar


White House Staff Member Lisa Monaco

12″ polished silver shallow bowl with images of Saudi Arabia around a wide brim and a seal of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the center. Rec’d — 12/10/2014. Est. Value — $3,780.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Highness Muhammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


White House Staff Member Dr. Susan Rice

Cream color wool and silk scarf checkered with blue, red, brown, and golden floral designs. Rec’d — 12/11/2014. Est. Value — $395.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic


White House Staff Member Dr. Susan Rice

Figurine painted in silver and gold of a soldier on horseback aiming a rifle set on green marble base. Rec’d — 12/22/2014. Est. Value — $970.00. Disposition — Transferred to General Services Administration
His Excellency Adel Al-Jubeir, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States

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