Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The White House - Washington DC

East Room
Decorated in white and gold, the East Room serves as a reception room on state occasions.  it is the first state room seen by the visitor on a tour of the White House.  It is a lofty dignified salon, remaining essentially as it was renovated in 1902.  On the north side stands a mahogany piano supported by gilt eagles.

The White House Library, recently restored and redecorated, is a cheerful and inviting room in the classical style of the early 19th century.  The room is furnished with a set of caned furniture made by Duncan Phyfe. The crystal chandelier was once owned by the family of James Fenimore Cooper.

Lincoln Bedroom
This room, on the second floor of the White House, was once President Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet room.  In it on January 1, 1863, he signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  The present furnishings, all Victorian, have been assembled from various places, but several have difinite Lincoln associations.

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