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The Red Room in the Polk White House - Photo 5

The Red Room in the Polk White House - Photo 5

Photographer
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Date of Work
1882
Credit
Library of Congress

The Red Room in the Polk White House - Photo 5

This black and white photograph of the Red Room by Frances Benjamin Johnston was taken in 1882 during the Chester A. Arthur administration. President Arthur commissioned designer Louis Comfort Tiffany to redecorate a number of the rooms on the State Floor in 1882, including the Red Room. Tiffany's redesign of the Red Room was decorated inline with the Aesthetic movement of the 19th century, including the copper and silver ceiling in a star motif and the Herter Brothers armchairs.

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