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Wing Chair, Blair House

This 18th century Queen Anne wing chair historically sits in the Curio Room of Blair House. The chair features cabriole legs and padded feet. The chair was passed down through President Theodore Roosevelt's family. Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, who served as Chief of Protocol for the Department of State during the Reagan administration, gave this chair to the house as a gift. The chair serves as a reminder to the guests that the Curio Room was used as a retreat for the Blair family in the 20th century. Blair House is located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House and is known as the President's Guest House. Visiting diplomats and dignitaries stay at Blair House while on official visits with the White House and is historically where the president-elect and first family reside prior to taking the oath of office.
Date of Work
18th century
Bruce White for the White House Historical Association/Blair House