Saturday, January 15, 2011

The White House - Washington DC

Cabinet Room
The Cabinet Room, in the West Wing of the White House, faces the Rose Garden.  It is used by the President for meetings with his advisers, the Vice president, the Cabinet, and occasionally others.  A portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart hangs over the mantlepiece.  Bookshelves line one wall.

Blue Room
In the form of an oval dining room, the Blue Room is the main reception room of the White House.  the sumptuous rug and brilliant parquet floor, the walls hung with white-and-gold silk, and the cut glass chandelier with matching wall sconces add to its architectural elegance.  Here the President receives his quests on state occasions.

Red Room
Furnished as an Empire parlor of 1810-30, the Red Room contains beautiful examples of French and American furniture of the period, a red-and-beige Aubusson rug, a splendid gilt wooden chandelier, and an original mantelpiece.  Through the years the room has served as a parlor or sitting room.

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