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State Dining Room, Barack Obama Administration

State Dining Room, Barack Obama Administration

Photographer
Matthew D'Agostino
Date of Work
July 27, 2016
Type
Photograph
Credit
White House Historical Association

State Dining Room, Barack Obama Administration

This photograph of the State Dining Room was taken on July 27, 2016, during the Barack Obama administration. The State Dining Room is located on the State Floor of the White House. The room is often the setting for State or Official Dinners and is the second largest room in the White House. In 2015, refurbishment of the room, a three year project overseen by First Lady Michelle Obama, was completed. Among the improvements made to the room were a custom, woven rug with a motif of wreaths and maple leaves inspired by the plasterwork on the room's ceiling; peacock blue and ecru striped silk window treatments; and 34 mahogany chairs inspired by ones purchased by President James Monroe for the East Room in 1818.

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