• Short Summary

    THE STATE DINING ROOM IN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS RECENTLY BEEN RENOVATED AND THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE.

  • Description

    THE STATE DINING ROOM IN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS RECENTLY BEEN RENOVATED AND THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE.

    THE WALL COLOUR, ORIGINALLY "WILLIAMSBURG GREEN", HAS BEEN CHANGED TO ANTIQUE WHITE - SUCCESSIVE COATS OF VARYING SHADES OF GREY AND WHITE, RUBBED DOWN WITH WAX. THE GIFT TO THE FINE ARTS COMMITTEE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE OF A MR. PETER GUERTLER OF NEW YORK CITY.

    THE CHANDELIER, ORIGINALLY SILVER PLATED, HAS BEEN GILDED.

    THE SCONCES, ORIGINALLY SILVER PLATED , HAVE BEEN GILDED AND HUNG BETWEEN THE PILASTERS INSTEAD OF ON THEM AS THEY HAD BEEN SINCE 1902.

    THE MANTEL HAS BEEN PAINTED ANTIQUE WHITE. IT WILL EVENTUALLY BE REPLACED BY A DUPLICATE OF THE 1902 MANTEL, WHICH ALSO BEARS THE ADAMS INSCRIPTION.

    THE MIRROR ORIGINALLY HUNG IN THE BLUE ROOM AT THE WHITE HOUSE. IT REPLACES THE OVER MANTEL GIVEN TO THE WHITE HOUSE BY QUEEN ELIZABETH, WHICH NOW HANGS OVER THE FIREPLACE IN THE FAMILY DINING ROOM.

    THE PAINTINGS ARE - OVER THE FIREPLACE, "ABRAHAM LINCOLN", BY GEORGE P. A. HEALEY AND OVER THE SERVING TABLES "DANIEL WEBSTER" BY GEORGE P. A. HEALEY, ON LOAN FROM BOSTON'S MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND "THOMAS JEFFERSON", BY HEALEY AFTER STUART.

    VERMEIL NOW ON DISPLAY: ON THE DINING TABLE THE FAMOUS MONROE MIRRORED PLATEAU, ORDERED DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION FROM FRANCE. PAIR OF FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON CLAWED FEET, FROM THE BIDDLE COLLECTION, MADE IN LONDON IN 1810. FOUR COMPOTIERES, MADE IN 1812 IN LONDON BY PAUL STORR, FROM THE BIDDLE COLLECTION. LARGE COVERED TUREEN ON TRAY, LONDON 1778 FROM THE BIDDLE COLLECTION. ON THE SIDEBOARD - PUNCH BOWL MADE IN ENGLAND IN EARLY 19TH CENTURY, FROM THE BIDDLE COLLECTION. PAIR OF THREE BRANCH CADUCEUS CARYATID CANDELABRA ON CLAWED FEET, MADE IN LONDON IN 1810, FROM THE BIDDLE COLLECTION. ON THE SIDE TABLES - PAIR OF COVERED TUREEN ON TRAYS MADE IN LONDON IN 1806, FROM THE BIDDLE COLLECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40RAC8PS6AUWUP14ZZUDPD3DA
    Media URN:
    VLVA40RAC8PS6AUWUP14ZZUDPD3DA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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