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  • Armchair, Monroe Administration East Room
    William King Jr.
    chair
    This armchair by William King, Jr. of Georgetown was one of 24 that President James Monroe bought for the East Room. This suite may have been inspired by French furniture placed in the Oval Room in 1817.
  • Wooden Chair, Monroe Administration East Room
    William King Jr.
    chair
    This wooden chair has reeded front legs, scrolled arms, and casters and is upholstered in blue. It was one of the chairs President James Monroe bought for the East Room from William King, Jr., a Georgetown cabinetmaker.
  • Mahogany Armchair, Monroe Administration East Room
    William King Jr.
    chair
    These chairs are from a suite of 24 chairs and four sofas made for the East Room by William King, Jr. of Georgetown for the Monroe family. This suite may have been inspired by French furniture placed in the Oval Room in 1817. It remained in the East Room until removed by President Ulysses Grant in 1873.