I don't know who was the source of the information...but check out this link to the Washington Post's ecofriendly site "Sprig"! It says that these chairs were in a proposal for the White House! My guess is that the Obama's preferred a pair of American club chairs, which is fine with me since these already found their new home. Still an honor to have our website cruised by Michael Smith himself. We also got a phone call from his office for this vanity (but for a California client.) It's still available here.