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James K. Polk: The Mexican-American War and the Daguerreian Era - Photo 3

James K. Polk: The Mexican-American War and the Daguerreian Era - Photo 3

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White House Historical Association

James K. Polk: The Mexican-American War and the Daguerreian Era - Photo 3

Forty-two of these rosewood chairs adorned the newly redecorated State Dining Room in 1845. The Polk’s installed matching purple-and-gold draperies soon thereafter.

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