The historic furnishings in the White House provide a glimpse into the ways that first families have lived and worked for over 200 years. These desks, chairs, and other items allow the Executive Mansion to serve as both the home and the office of the president. Each piece of furniture has a history of its own. While furniture has come and gone from the Executive Mansion, pieces remaining in the collection today often reflect important moments in American history and the presidency. Learn about a few of furnishings in the White House and their respective histories.