In our center and back hall is a fine modern Axminster woolen carpet, an expert reproduction of a nineteenth-century original in two shades of blue, deep mustard gold, and whites. These colors were chosen because they reminded us of the Confederate Uniforms grey and gold.

Our appraiser, Edward Pattillo said this: “axminster carpets were revolutionized in 1839 with the development of a special weaving process that could simulate the quality of hand-knotted carpets.”

He says further “The quality of Axminster carpets has always been excellent, and they had a world-wide popularity in the Victorian era. This reproduction carpet is the correct and authentic treatment for the hallway of the First White House.

We invite you to visit. This pleasing carpet is the very first thing that catches your eye upon entry into the House.