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Furnishings of the White House

Today, the White House Collection includes more than 60,000 pieces of art, tableware, furniture, and more. Managed and preserved by professional curators, the historic furnishings in the White House reflect the building’s roles as home, office, museum, and stage. While desks, chairs, sofas, and other items provide a comfortable living and working space, the furnishings also have historical significance and provide a glimpse into the over 220-year history of the White House and its occupants. Although furnishings in the White House have changed over time, each piece has a rich history of its own. Explore the stories behind the Resolute Desk, the Lincoln bedroom furniture, and several other pieces in the White House Collection.