• Settee
    Settee
  • Miniature High Chest of Drawers
    Miniature High Chest of Drawers
  • Convex Mirror
    Convex Mirror
  • Tea Table
    Tea Table
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The Martha Washington Ladies' Lounge

The Martha Washington Ladies' Lounge

The Martha Washington Ladies' Lounge Before Renovation
The Martha Washington Ladies' Lounge Before Renovation

Before renovation, the condition of this area prompted the original curator to volunteer to refurnish the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.

Housing some of the most important objects in the collection, the Martha Washington's Ladies Lounge has a Ming-type Chinese rug, c. 1880, and in front of the New York Settee, a rare Massachusetts table with candle slides. The Portsmouth high chest and dressing table - a matching set, are kept here, as is the Philadelphia Queen Anne Armchair.