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Author Jones, Leslie Binder
Title Pierre Antoine Bellange's Seating Furniture For The White House: Its Evolution Within the Interior
book jacket
Descript 178 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 50-03, page: 1337
Advisers: Oscar Fitzgerald; William Seale
Thesis (M.A.)--Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2011
The White House has always been, and continues to be, a democratic symbol of American fortitude and independence. Just as the structure's exterior showcases these attributes, the interior echoes them as well in the choice furnishings utilized by the President and visiting dignitaries. Pierre-Antoine Bellange's custom commissioned seating furniture for the White House in 1817 stands as a testament to the reigning reverence Americans have for history with this particular suite's lifespan of entering the White House in 1817, being sold in 1860 and collected and cherished in private hands, until the majority of the remaining pieces, nearly 150 years later in 1961, returned to grace the very room for which they were intended. The evolution of the American attitude towards material culture value is showcased in this suite of French arm chairs, side chairs, tabourets, foot rests, and settees
School code: 0501
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 50-03
Subject History, United States
Art History
Design and Decorative Arts
Alt Author Corcoran College of Art + Design. Decorative Arts
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