Opposite the Yellow and Green Rooms from the Reception Hall are the Family and State Dining Rooms. The Family Dining Room is a more intimate setting for entertainment. A massive George III-style pedestal dining table is large enough to seat fourteen people. Mahogany hand-carved Chippendale chairs surround the polished table. The room’s walls are decorated in the traditional English style of paneling from the 1730s and 40s. The paneling is painted in soft powdery hues. Originally, the wood paneling was unpainted. A gray marble Neoclassical mantelpiece is centered with the door to the Reception Hall on the opposite wall.
View into Family Dining Room.
Hand Carved Chippendale Dining Chair. Shaped toprails, pierced splats, stuffed leather-covered seats and moulded chamfered legs.
Detail Cut Glass Chandelier
Giltwood Mirrors. George III style, the later oval bevelled plates within border glasses, applied with anthemion and bellflowers, within a leaf carved frame and with an urn crest draped with husk festoons, 5ft by 3ft 4 in. Acquired in 1931.
Hand Carved Chippendale Dining Chair
Mahagony Side Table. George III style, with moulded tops, the friezes centered by urns flanked by leafy scrolls, on square tapering legs carved with husks, 2ft 11in by 4ft 3in. Acquired in 1969.
Detail Mahagony Side Table
Detail Mahogany Side Table
Cut Glass Wall Lights. Each of the five scrolling branches with drop-hung drip-pans issuing from an acanthus leaf cluster with oval mirrored backs beneath glass drop-hung sprays, 3ft 5in. Acquired in 1931.
Mahogany Side Cabinet. George III style, with an oblong top banded in rosewood over a frieze drawer, above a pair of recessed paneled cupboards inlaid with urns and flanked by turned pilasters forming feet, 2ft 10in by 3ft.
Cut Glass Chandelier. George III style, the serrated centre dish with sixteen branches with drop-hung drip-pans joined by swags, with a baluster stem drop hung with a facetted corbel, 4ft 9in wide.