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Caroline's Bedroom Dresser Display

May 16, 2015 Notes: Rare view of items displayed on Caroline Kennedy's bedroom dresser. The items include a lamp, jewelry box, decorative animals, butterfly artwork, and a cute picture of Caroline with Santa Claus.

Source: JFK Library, May 1963 film by Cecil Stoughton. Image edited by Steven L. Brawley.

Finland Flower Arrangement

May 3, 2015 Notes: Rendering of flower arrangement for a luncheon in honor of Urho Kekkonen, President of Finland, State Dining Room, White House, Washington, D.C., October 16, 1961. Hosted by President and Mrs. Kennedy.

Image copyright Jake Gariepy (Dapper and Dreamy)

Stravinksy Flower Arrangement

April 25, 2015 Notes: Rendering of flower arrangement for a dinner in honor of composer Igor Stravinksy. State Dining Room, White House, Washington, D.C., January 18, 1962. Hosted by President and Mrs. Kennedy.

Image copyright Jake Gariepy (Dapper and Dreamy)

 

White House Bellangé Chairs

March 20, 2015 Notes: Rendering of the Monroe era Bellangé chairs in the White House Blue Room. The room is furnished in the French Empire style. A series of redecoratings through the 19th century caused most of the original pieces to be sold or lost. Today much of the furniture is original to the room. Eight pieces of gilded European beech furniture purchased during the administration of James Monroe furnish the room, including a bergère (an armchair with enclosed sides) and several fauteuils (an open wood-frame armchair). The suite of furniture was produced in Paris around 1812 by the cabinetmaker Pierre-Antoine Bellangé, and reproduction side chairs and armchairs were made by Maison Jansen in 1961 during the Kennedy restoration.

Image copyright Jake Gariepy (Dapper and Dreamy)

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