President George W Bush Oval Office Coffee Table

Presidential Coffee Tables

Every US President is offered the chance to redecorate the oval office in his or her own fashion. Time will show us what the new president will choose, but there has been one consistent piece of furniture for most of the presidential terms over the past 100 years. A lone coffee table that sits between the twin couches in front of the President's desk.

These tables have been witness to countless world changing meetings and supported the drinks, papers and even feet of the most powerful people in history.  Let's look at the different versions of this small, but important furnishing.

President Obama Oval Office Coffee Table

President Obama Oval Office Coffee Table

 

President George W Bush Oval Office Coffee Table

President George W Bush Oval Office Coffee Table

 

President Clinton Oval Office Coffee Table

President Clinton Oval Office Coffee Table

 

President George HW Bush Oval Office Coffee Table

President George HW Bush Oval Office Coffee Table

 

Interestingly President Reagan seems to have used the same table as President Carter and President Ford.

President Reagan Oval Office Coffee Table

President Reagan Oval Office Coffee Table

 

President Carter was the only one that turned the couches to cross the room creating two separate talking areas.

President Carter Oval Office Coffee Table

President Carter Oval Office Coffee Table

 

President Ford Oval Office Coffee Table

President Ford Oval Office Coffee Table

 

President Nixon appears to have removed the coffee table altogether. At least in the pictures we could find.

President Nixon Oval Office

President Nixon Oval Office

 

However there is an oval office coffee table in the movie where Nixon meets Elvis

Nixon meets Elvis

Nixon meets Elvis

President Johnson opted for the round marble top table.

President Johnson Oval Office Coffee Table

President Johnson Oval Office Coffee Table

President Kennedy's table choice appears to be a take on the tree slice table. It also seems that this was the first coffee table in the oval office as previous images show a more sparse oval office.

President Kennedy Oval Office Coffee Table

President Kennedy Oval Office Coffee Table

President Eisenhower's had the "hot seat".

President Eisenhower Oval Office

President Eisenhower Oval Office

Unsurprisingly it seems that you would stand in President Truman's office.

President Truman Oval Office

President Truman Oval Office

There aren't many decor shots prior to this time but I am sure there will many in the future.

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