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Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection, THE EAST ROOM, Collection, 3-D Interior View of White House Rooms, 24KT Gold Finish, Cert. of Authenticity, Ongoing Series,, Handcrafted in USA
White House The Red Room


 
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THE ROOMS OF THE WHITE HOUSE is ONE OF THE CENTRAL AND EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL COLLECTIONS OF THE WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, EST. 1946

The East Room is the Third Room of the Ongoing "Rooms" Series with One Room Added Once or Twice Each Year


The State Dining Room, which now seats as many as 140 guests, was originally much smaller and served at various times as a drawing room, office, and Cabinet Room. Not until the Andrew Jackson administration was it called the "State Dining Room," although previous Presidents had used it for formal dinners. Today, the State Dining Room serves as a banquet hall and ceremonial chamber for all manner of official events. It is the center of White House hospitality. The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms coming soon!


Ascending from the Ground Floor Corridor, a marble stairway leads the White House visitor to the state floor level. Off the landing to the right is the East Room. The largest of the state rooms, it was designed by James Hoban and George Washington to be a "Public Audience Room." The White House staged its first formal East Room concert during Chester Arthur's administration, the space emerged as one of the world's great musical stages after Steinway and Sons presented a grand piano to the White House in 1903. World renowned pianists came to the perform at the mansion–Feruccio Busoni, Ignacy Paderewski, Josef Hofmann, Olga Samanoff, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and a host of others. This piano was replaced in 1938 by another Steinway concert grand, which remains in the East Room today. Today, this room continues to be a grand stage for bill-signing ceremonies, press conferences, and music and dance performances. The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms to come soon!



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