The John Quincy Adams State Drawing Room Before Renovation
This room is used for receiving diplomats and other guests.
The John Quincy Adams State Drawing Room, in which the Secretary of State receives guests at state luncheons and dinners, is furnished with masterpieces of 18th-century cabinetmakers.
Among the important furnishings are Paul Revere silver, Chinese export porcelain (once the property of George Washington) and the desk on which the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, which marked the end of the American Revolution. Walls of raised panels with handcarved architectural details display portraits of John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, as well as portraits of John Jay, Daniel Webster, and Thomas Jefferson.