State Drawing Room

This room is used for greeting official visitors and for posed photos with the Governor.

The rug is an exact replica of the original Aubusson Tapestry Weave made by Lacey Champion Mill of Fairmont, Georgia.  The rug was added during Governor Zell Miller’s administration and many restorations in the room have occurred during Governor Perdue’s administration.

The portraits on the wall are by John Neagle and are of Lieutenant and Mrs. John Marston.  They were painted in 1830.  Lt. Marston was a Naval Officer.  He was born in Boston and died in Philadelphia.

The fireplace mantle is Italian marble.  It was made in England in 1790.