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Design for a chair for the White House


A drawing of a chair designed for the President's house in Washington, DC. Architect and artist Benjamin Henry Latrobe designed elegant, neoclassical furnishings for the Madison White House. The 1814 fire destroyed all of the furnishings, leaving scant records of the furniture he designed.


circa 1809


Watercolor, pen, pencil, and ink on paper


16.5 x 7.75 inches

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Purchase from Mrs. Gamble Latrobe

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