7. SAND DUNES AT SUNSET, ATLANTIC CITY
This beach landscape (c.1885) by Henry Ossawa Tanner was the first work by an
African American to be hung in the White House.
8. NORTH ENTRANCE CARVINGS
Scottish stonemasons created the carved surround for the north doorway with flow-
ing garlands of roses and acorns.
9. MONROE PLATEAU
James Monroe ordered a gilt table service from France in 1817. The plateau center-
piece is an impressive 14.5 ft (4.5 m) long when fully extended.
10. SEYMOUR TALL-CASE CLOCK
This Oval Office clock ticks so loudly that its pendulum must be stopped when tele-
vision broadcasts originate from the room.