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$ 55,000

President John F. and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House Bedroom Chairs

Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials painted
Dimensions
W. 24.5 in; H. 39.5 in; D. 22 in;
W. 62.23 cm; H. 100.33 cm; D. 55.88 cm;
Seat H. 18 in; Arm H. 25 in;
Seat H. 45.72 cm; Arm H. 63.5 cm;
Condition consistent with age and use
Creation Date 1950s
Description The Louis XVI Style chairs, painted in Cream and Robin's Egg Blue and covered in their original upholstery.
Based on the quality of carving, the chairs are most probably made by Maison Jansen.
Original photos from the JFK Library show the chairs to have been placed in 2 areas of the Kennedy's White House bedroom.
The chairs were then kept by Mrs. Kennedy for her personal use and then sold to the current owner in 1996.

*White House photos: ROBERT KNUDSEN/COURTESY JFK PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, BOSTON
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number 2185
Incollect Reference Number 473343
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