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Blue Room Furniture

Blue Room Furniture

Photographer
Bruce White
Type
Photo
Credit
White House Historical Association

Blue Room Furniture

Creator: Pierre-Antoine Bellange, Paris, c. 1817.

Pierre-Antoine Bellange, a designer for the Royal Palaces in France, created fifty-three carved and gilded pieces of furniture for the room today known as the Blue Room. The furniture has a golden eagle surrounded by leaves on its upholstery. Before becoming president, James Monroe served as a diplomat to France. It was while in France that President and Mrs. Monroe developed their preference for French decorations.

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