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  • Mahogany Sofa
    Unknown
    sofa
    This mahogany sofa with satinwood and covered in silk was originally owned by Daniel Webster.
  • Ebony Sofa
    Unknown
    sofa
    This ebony sofa with carved, fan-shaped elements in the Japanese manner was part of a suite purchased for the East Room from a Washington firm in 1882.
  • Settee, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This settee was used in the Green Room during the John F. Kennedy administration. It is upholstered in late 18th century embroidered cotton and is likely of New England origin. This photograph was taken by Bates Littlehales of the National Geographic Service.
  • American Empire Sofa, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This Federal style sofa has painted and gilded dolphin feet and scrolled arms. It has historically been placed in the Red Room.
  • Sofa and Armchairs, Blue Room
    Pierre-Antoine Bellange
    chair
    sofa
    This sofa and armchair set of gilded beechwood by Pierre-Antoine Bellangé of Paris were purchased during the James Monroe administration for the Blue Room.
  • Scrolled-Back Settee Sofa
    Duncan Phyfe
    sofa
    This sofa is one of a pair of scrolled-back settees by Duncan Phyfe. It has a caned seat and back, and 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.
  • Grecian Style Sofa
    Unknown
    sofa
    This Grecian style sofa with gilded and scrolled arms and feet was made by an unknown New York cabinetmaker influenced by English Regency and French Empire forms. The sofa became part of the White House Collection in 1961.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mahogany Settee, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This mahogany chairback settee made in the Federal style was produced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The settee has carved plumes and double curved arms that match four armchairs. The settee was a gift to the White House Collection by Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Meyers in 1961. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Refer to image 852 to see updated upholstery and 9228 for matching armchair.
  • Mahogany Settee, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This mahogany chairback settee made in the Federal style was produced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The settee has carved plumes and double curved arms that match four armchairs. The settee was a gift to the White House Collection by Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Meyers in 1961. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Refer to image 852 to see updated upholstery and 9228 for matching armchair.
  • Settee, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This settee was used in the Green Room during the John F. Kennedy administration. It is upholstered in late 18th century embroidered cotton and is likely of New England origin. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962.
  • Settee, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This settee was used in the Green Room during the John F. Kennedy administration. It is upholstered in late 18th century embroidered cotton and is likely of New England origin. Bates Littlehales photographed the settee in March 1962.
  • Mahogany Empire Sofa, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This mahogany sofa was crafted in the Empire style with bronze sphinx heads decorating the corners under the arm supports. The sofa is believed to have belonged to First Lady Dolley Madison. This photograph captures the sofa as it appeared in the Red Room, during the John F. Kennedy administration. The silk upholstery was the same as the wall coverings at the time.
  • Mahogany Settee, White House Collection
    Unknown
    sofa
    This mahogany chairback settee in the Federal style was produced in Philadelphia. It has plumes and double curved arms, and matches four armchairs. The settee was a gift of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Meyers in 1961.
  • Sofa, Grant Administration Cabinet Room
    Pottier & Stymus Manufacturing Co.
    sofa
    This oversize Renaissance Revival walnut sofa is part of a suite made by Pottier Stymus Manufacturing Co. of New York for President Ulysses Grant's Cabinet Room in 1869. A shield, likely inspired by the shield from the Great Seal of the United States, is carved on the crest. Unlike the shield on the official seal, this shield has three five-pointed stars carved into the chief. Until the construction of the West Wing in 1902, the Cabinet Room was on the east end of the second floor in the Executive Mansion.
  • Rococo Revival Center Divan
    Gottlieb Vollmer
    sofa
    This Rococo Revival center divan is made of gilded ash and blue brocatelle and was manufactured by Gottlieb Vollmer of Philadelphia. It is part of a 19-piece suite that Harriet Lane, White House hostess and niece of President James Buchanan, purchased for the Blue Room where it stayed from 1860 until 1902.