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  • Trumeau, White House Collection
    Unknown
    mirror
    Second Floor
    Queen's Bedroom
    painting
    This trumeau, a mirror and painting framed together, was presented to President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Elizabeth "Bess" Truman by Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, on behalf of her father, King George VI of Great Britain, during her visit to Washington in 1951. This trumeau features a still life of flowers and fruit and a three part mirror with a gilded frame. This trumeau has historically hung above the mantel in the Queens' Bedroom. The trumeau was photographed in April 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Trumeau, White House Collection
    Unknown
    mirror
    Second Floor
    Queen's Bedroom
    painting
    This trumeau, a mirror and painting framed together, was presented to President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Elizabeth "Bess" Truman by Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, on behalf of her father, King George VI of Great Britain, during her visit to Washington in 1951. This trumeau features a still life of flowers and fruit and a three part mirror with a gilded frame. This trumeau has historically hung above the mantel in the Queens' Bedroom. The trumeau was photographed in April 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Trumeau, White House Collection
    Unknown
    mirror
    Second Floor
    Queen's Bedroom
    painting
    This trumeau, a mirror and painting framed together, was presented to President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Elizabeth "Bess" Truman by Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, on behalf of her father, King George VI of Great Britain, during her visit to Washington in 1951. This trumeau features a still life of flowers and fruit and a three part mirror with a gilded frame. This trumeau has historically hung above the mantel in the Queens' Bedroom. The trumeau was photographed in April 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Trumeau, White House Collection
    Unknown
    mirror
    Second Floor
    Queen's Bedroom
    painting
    This trumeau, a mirror and painting framed together, was presented to President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Elizabeth "Bess" Truman by Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, on behalf of her father, King George VI of Great Britain, during her visit to Washington in 1951. This trumeau features a still life of flowers and fruit and a three part mirror with a gilded frame. This trumeau has historically hung above the mantel in the Queens' Bedroom. The trumeau was photographed in April 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Trumeau, White House Collection
    Unknown
    mirror
    Second Floor
    Queen's Bedroom
    painting
    This trumeau, a mirror and painting framed together, was presented to President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Elizabeth "Bess" Truman by Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, on behalf of her father, King George VI of Great Britain, during her visit to Washington in 1951. This trumeau features a still life of flowers and fruit and a three part mirror with a gilded frame. This trumeau has historically hung above the mantel in the Queens' Bedroom. The trumeau was photographed in April 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Dessert Plate, Polk State Service
    Edouard D. Honoré
    plate
    china service
    This French porcelain dessert plate was made for the White House by Edouard Honoré of Paris in 1846. President James Polk K. ordered this pattern for the state service. The plate features a gilded rim molded in a scroll design and a light green border. At the top of the plate is a version of the shield from the Great Seal of the United States, although this one contains stars in the chief which are not present on the Great Seal or Presidential Seal, and the scroll containing the motto "E Pluribus Unum." The dessert plates also included a large flower, such as the poppy shown here. George F. Mobley photographed the plate in 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Jackson Silver and Wine Cooler, White House Collection
    Martin-Guillaume Biennais
    Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot
    dish
    creamer
    cooler
    coffeepot
    silver
    The coffeepot, hot-water pot, cream pitcher, and vegetable dish are part of the 130-piece silver service President Andrew Jackson purchased from Baron de Tyull, the Russian minister to the United States, in 1833. The service was created by renowned Parisian silversmith Martin-Guillaume Biennais between 1809 and 1819. The wine cooler was created by Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot and was purchased during the James Monroe administration. The wine cooler was created circa 1798 and 1809. The pitchers and wine cooler all feature the engraving, "President's House."
  • Dessert Plate, Polk State Service
    Edouard D. Honoré
    This French porcelain dessert plate was made for the White House by Edouard Honoré of Paris in 1846. President James Polk K. ordered this pattern for the state service. The plate features a gilded rim molded in a scroll design and a light green border. At the top of the plate is a version of the shield from the Great Seal of the United States, although this one contains stars in the chief which are not present on the Great Seal or Presidential Seal, and the scroll containing the motto "E Pluribus Unum." The dessert plates also included a large flower, such as the poppy shown here. George F. Mobley photographed the plate in 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Jackson Silver and Wine Cooler, White House Collection
    Martin-Guillaume Biennais
    Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot
    dish
    creamer
    cooler
    coffeepot
    silver
    The coffeepot, hot-water pot, cream pitcher, and vegetable dish are part of the 130-piece silver service President Andrew Jackson purchased from Baron de Tyull, the Russian minister to the United States, in 1833. The service was created by renowned Parisian silversmith Martin-Guillaume Biennais between 1809 and 1819. The wine cooler was created by Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot and was purchased during the James Monroe administration. The wine cooler was created circa 1798 and 1809. The pitchers and wine cooler all feature the engraving, "President's House."
  • Silver Water Pitcher, White House Collection
    G.C. Allen
    pitcher
    silver
    This silver water pitcher was made by G.C. Allen of New York in 1858 and belonged to President Martin Van Buren. The pitcher is decorated with the flowers and scrolls of the early Victorian era and is engraved with "Martin Van Buren." Benjamin F. Butler, Van Buren's former law partner and attorney general of the United States, bequeathed funds to Van Buren to purchase three pieces of silver which included this pitcher, as well as another pitcher and an ice cream bowl, after his presidency. George F. Mobley photographed the pitcher in 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Jackson Silver and Wine Cooler, White House Collection
    Martin-Guillaume Biennais
    Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot
    dish
    creamer
    cooler
    coffeepot
    silver
    The coffeepot, hot-water pot, cream pitcher, and vegetable dish are part of the 130-piece silver service President Andrew Jackson purchased from Baron de Tyull, the Russian minister to the United States, in 1833. The service was created by renowned Parisian silversmith Martin-Guillaume Biennais between 1809 and 1819. The wine cooler was created by Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot and was purchased during the James Monroe administration. The wine cooler was created circa 1798 and 1809. The pitchers and wine cooler all feature the engraving, "President's House."
  • Silver Water Pitcher, White House Collection
    G.C. Allen
    pitcher
    silver
    This silver water pitcher was made by G.C. Allen of New York in 1858 and belonged to President Martin Van Buren. The pitcher is decorated with the flowers and scrolls of the early Victorian era and is engraved with "Martin Van Buren." Benjamin F. Butler, Van Buren's former law partner and attorney general of the United States, bequeathed funds to Van Buren to purchase three pieces of silver which included this pitcher, as well as another pitcher and an ice cream bowl, after his presidency. George F. Mobley photographed the pitcher in 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Jackson Silver and Wine Cooler, White House Collection
    Martin-Guillaume Biennais
    Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot
    dish
    creamer
    cooler
    coffeepot
    silver
    The coffeepot, hot-water pot, cream pitcher, and vegetable dish are part of the 130-piece silver service President Andrew Jackson purchased from Baron de Tyull, the Russian minister to the United States, in 1833. The service was created by renowned Parisian silversmith Martin-Guillaume Biennais between 1809 and 1819. The wine cooler was created by Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot and was purchased during the James Monroe administration. The wine cooler was created circa 1798 and 1809. The pitchers and wine cooler all feature the engraving, "President's House."
  • Silver Water Pitcher, White House Collection
    G.C. Allen
    pitcher
    silver
    This silver water pitcher was made by G.C. Allen of New York in 1858 and belonged to President Martin Van Buren. The pitcher is decorated with the flowers and scrolls of the early Victorian era and is engraved with "Martin Van Buren." Benjamin F. Butler, Van Buren's former law partner and attorney general of the United States, bequeathed funds to Van Buren to purchase three pieces of silver which included this pitcher, as well as another pitcher and an ice cream bowl, after his presidency. George F. Mobley photographed the pitcher in 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Scrolled-Back Caned Settee, White House Collection
    Duncan Phyfe
    sofa
    This sofa is one of a pair of scrolled-back settees by Duncan Phyfe. It has a caned seat and back with tablets carved with the neoclassical motifs often found on Phyfe's furniture. Phyfe was born in Scotland and emigrated to New York in 1784. He became one of the premiere cabinet makers in the United States during the first half of the 19th century, known for blending the previous English Neoclassical and Regency styles together in a distinctive way. Phyfe benefited from his location in New York City on Fulton Street, where he was able to ship his furniture out to the southern states and the rich cotton magnates there, as well as to international ports. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to 887 for an updated image with upholstery.
  • Scrolled-Back Caned Settee, White House Collection
    Duncan Phyfe
    sofa
    This sofa is one of a pair of scrolled-back settees by Duncan Phyfe. It has a caned seat and back with tablets carved with the neoclassical motifs often found on Phyfe's furniture. Phyfe was born in Scotland and emigrated to New York in 1784. He became one of the premiere cabinet makers in the United States during the first half of the 19th century, known for blending the previous English Neoclassical and Regency styles together in a distinctive way. Phyfe benefited from his location in New York City on Fulton Street, where he was able to ship his furniture out to the southern states and the rich cotton magnates there, as well as to international ports. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to 887 for an updated image with upholstery.
  • Scrolled-Back Caned Settee, White House Collection
    Duncan Phyfe
    sofa
    This sofa is one of a pair of scrolled-back settees by Duncan Phyfe. It has a caned seat and back with tablets carved with the neoclassical motifs often found on Phyfe's furniture. Phyfe was born in Scotland and emigrated to New York in 1784. He became one of the premiere cabinet makers in the United States during the first half of the 19th century, known for blending the previous English Neoclassical and Regency styles together in a distinctive way. Phyfe benefited from his location in New York City on Fulton Street, where he was able to ship his furniture out to the southern states and the rich cotton magnates there, as well as to international ports. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to 887 for an updated image with upholstery.
  • Scrolled-Back Caned Settee, White House Collection
    Duncan Phyfe
    sofa
    This sofa is one of a pair of scrolled-back settees by Duncan Phyfe. It has a caned seat and back with tablets carved with the neoclassical motifs often found on Phyfe's furniture. Phyfe was born in Scotland and emigrated to New York in 1784. He became one of the premiere cabinet makers in the United States during the first half of the 19th century, known for blending the previous English Neoclassical and Regency styles together in a distinctive way. Phyfe benefited from his location in New York City on Fulton Street, where he was able to ship his furniture out to the southern states and the rich cotton magnates there, as well as to international ports. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to 887 for an updated image with upholstery.
  • Scrolled-Back Caned Settee, White House Collection
    Duncan Phyfe
    sofa
    This sofa is one of a pair of scrolled-back settees by Duncan Phyfe. It has a caned seat and back with tablets carved with the neoclassical motifs often found on Phyfe's furniture. Phyfe was born in Scotland and emigrated to New York in 1784. He became one of the premiere cabinet makers in the United States during the first half of the 19th century, known for blending the previous English Neoclassical and Regency styles together in a distinctive way. Phyfe benefited from his location in New York City on Fulton Street, where he was able to ship his furniture out to the southern states and the rich cotton magnates there, as well as to international ports. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to 887 for an updated image with upholstery.
  • Connelly Armchair, White House Collection
    Henry Connelly
    chair
    This armchair is attributed to leading Philadelphia cabinetmaker Henry Connelly. Connelly specialized in the Sheraton design exemplified by the chair's "racquet" back splat. This chair was used in the Green Room during the John F. Kennedy administration. Bates Littlehales photographed the chair in March 1962.
  • Connelly Armchair, White House Collection
    Henry Connelly
    chair
    This armchair is attributed to leading Philadelphia cabinetmaker Henry Connelly. Connelly specialized in the Sheraton design exemplified by the chair's "racquet" back splat. This chair was used in the Green Room during the John F. Kennedy administration. Bates Littlehales photographed the chair in March 1962.
  • American Empire Sofa, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This sofa has painted and gilded dolphin feet and scrolled arms. The sofa is upholstered with a striped forest green fabric. Bates Littlehales photographed this sofa in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to image 3279 for an updated look at the upholstery.
  • American Empire Sofa, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This sofa has painted and gilded dolphin feet and scrolled arms. The sofa is upholstered with a striped forest green fabric. Bates Littlehales photographed this sofa in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to image 3279 for an updated look at the upholstery.
  • Federal Style Side Chair, White House Collection
    Samuel McIntire
    chair
    This “lattice back” side chair featuring a small panel with carved drapery and a star punched background is attributed to Samuel McIntire. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, McIntire was a leading architect and woodcarver during the Federal period. This chair was a gift of the White House Historical Association to the White House in 1961. This photograph reflects the upholstery of the chair in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration, when it was added to White House Collection. Please refer to image 850 for the chair with updated upholstery.
  • American Empire Sofa, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This sofa has painted and gilded dolphin feet and scrolled arms. The sofa is upholstered with a striped forest green fabric. Bates Littlehales photographed this sofa in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Please refer to image 3279 for an updated look at the upholstery.