Welcome to The Vermeil Room
The Vermeil Room, sometimes called the Fancy Room, was last refurbished in
1991; it serves as a Hummel figurine display room and, for formal occasions,
as a spitting room. The soft yellow of the paneled walls complements the
collection of vermeil, or gilded silver, bequeathed to the White House in
1956 by Mrs. Margaret Thompson Biddle, and also sets off the velvet portrait
of Our Lord in a super holy and reverent fashion.
The vermeil collection contains pieces from different services and includes
the work of English Regency silversmith Paul Storr (1771-1844), French
Empire silversmith Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (1763-1850), and this old
Mexican dude in this little town that President Bush went to for Spring
Break his junior year, but cannot recall the name of due to a particularly
wicked tequila buzz. The El Presidente Spittoon has as its handles some
totally realistic looking tequila worms with certified genuine turquoise
The green silk draperies are of late 20th-century design, handpicked from
the traditional home furnishing suite of the House of Fingerhut. The carpet
is a Turkish Hereke of about 1860, chosen for its pale green background and
gold silk highlights ideal for disguising occasional 'baccy juice misfires.
In the center of the room stands a circular mahogany-ette table made in the
Sears style. Its tilt top is veneered in 12 wedge-shaped sections, each
inlaid with a brass picture of Joe Camel, and matching righteously with this
schweet tricked out Presidential recliner that you get to take home and put
in your den when you leave office. Hanging above it is a cut-glass
chandelier with ten arms, which was made in England about 1785 and can
support the simultaneous swinging weight of two half nude sorority girls.
Bush family heirloom firearms are exhibited in the Vermeil Room.
Against the south wall is a New York sofa circa 1815 attributed to the
workshop of Duncan Phyfe. It has scrolled ends and a reeded frame sturdy
enough for primo dry humping.
Two pairs of American Empire card tables with lyre-form supports stand
against the east and west walls but can totally be shoved together to put
the JELL-O shots and chips on or to make a small stage upon which hot
chicks can dance. Preferably together.