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160   Harry S. Truman White House Queens’ Room Small Hat Stand  $100 Unopened $100 6 You must login to place a bid.
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#160 - Harry S. Truman White House Queens’ Room Small Hat Stand

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A wooden hat stand used in the Rose Room at the White House through part of President Truman’s administration, measuring 9.5″ tall with a 4.75″ diameter base, painted with gold rings around the base, which is accidentally speckled with pink paint, which could potentially be removed. Includes a detailed letter of provenance on White House letterhead from Lillian Rogers Parks, who was a best selling author as well as housekeeper and seamstress at the White House for over 30 years, from President Hoover through President Eisenhower. In part: “The small hat stand was given to me by First Lady Bess Truman just before the White House closed for a complete Restoration in 1948. It is difficult to put an exact date on the origin of the hat stand. It was in the White House many years prior to President Truman. While it may have been used in other rooms, my Mama, Maggie Rogers, and I remember it only being in the Rose Room (Queens Room)…This hat stand would have been used by Presidents First Ladies, as well as distinguished guests…I met almost every King, Queen, Prime Minister and Dignitary that stayed in the White House. Some stayed in the Rose Room (Queens Room).” A unique artifact that experienced considerable White House use.


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