Christmas Decorations in the State Dining Room, Kennedy Administration
Robert L. Knudsen
State Dining Room
This photograph of Christmas decoration in the State Dining Room was taken by Robert L. Knudsen on December 13, 1961, during the John F. Kennedy administration. The image also shows the newly painted and gilded mahogany sideboard and console tables with eagle supports, made by A. H. Davenport & Company during the 1902 White House renovation. They were refinished in keeping with French interior designer Stéphane Boudin’s vision for the State Dining Room.