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1995, White House Ornament, #5 in Series, WHITE HOUSE DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION ROOM, 24KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA
1995 White House Ornament


 
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THE DILOMATIC RECEPTION ROOM

Originally used as a dining hall for servants n the early 1880's, the room was converted to the furnace and boiler room in the 1840's. Architect Charles McKim, during President Theodore Roosevelt's renovation envisioned this room with the broken plaster, dank concrete floor, and protruding furnace pipes, as an elegant oval receiving room, the Diplomatic Reception Room. On January 8, 1903, the room was employed for its first official function. Later, Franklin Roosevelt broadcast his famous fireside chats via radio from this room. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy retrieved the wall covering from the Old Stoner Mansion in Thurmont, Maryland. The wall paper printed in 1834 in Paris, France was titled "Scenic America" and depicts life in America as viewed by Europeans in the early 1800s. This is an exceptional ornament which commemorates and exception White House room and those who helped transformed a broken plaster and dank concrete floor room into the exquisite room now known, worldwide, by dignitaries and guests as the Diplomatic Reception Room.




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