The State Dining Room
The Family Dining Room opens to the State Dining Room. This particular room is the setting for more formal entertainment with a space large enough to arrange six round tables to accommodate between sixty and seventy-two guests. The oak parquet de Versailles flooring is covered with a colorful Aubusson rug in hues of blue, yellow, and red. The mahogany furniture reflect the same stylistic language as the Family Dining Room, with a George III-style dining table surrounded by Chippendale style dining chairs. Doors are inset with mirrors, an idea adopted from 18th-century French interiors used to multiply the reflections of candlelight during evening gatherings. Wood boiserie paneling with gilded detailing adorns the walls. A gilded cornice with paired brackets meets the ceiling where two Empire-style crystal chandeliers hang.

The State Dining Room. Winfield House. James Mortimer, 2008.

Drapery Detail

Painted and Parcel-gilt Torcheres

Cut-glass Chandeliers. Gilt-bronze, each with a laurel cast ring supporting twelve scroll candle-branches hung with tiered needle-shaped drops and with chains of drops connecting the corona. Acquired 1969.

The State Dining Room. Winfield House. James Mortimer, 2008.

Detail of Parquetry Commodes

Detail of Gilt-Bronze Candelebra

Detail Bronze & Marble Mantel Clock

Parquetry Commodes. Ormolu-mounted kingwood and tulipwood, Louis XV style, with serpentine tops, the bombé fronts each with two long drawers with mask key plates and the leaf-cast handles with anthemion cast corner mounts, 4ft 7in. Acquired in 1970.

The State Dining Room. Winfield House. James Mortimer, 2008.

Detail of Parquetry Commodes

Cut-glass Wall Lights. Six gilt-bronze, late George III style, each with a central column supported by a star corona and three branches supporting glass shades, festooned with glass drops, 3ft 1in high. Acquired in 1969.

Gilt-bronze Candelabra. Early 19th Century, each in the form of a classical van cast with figures and supporting six scroll candle-branches, the plinths cast with vases, moths, torches, quivers and arrows

Detail of Gilt-Bronze Candelabra

Detail of Gilt-Bronze Candelabra

Painted and Parcel-gilt Torcheres. The verde antico topsover scroll carved friezes raise don triple rams head monopodia with tricorn plinths, marble bases and turned feet, 3ft 9in. Acquired in 1969.

Painted and Parcel-gilt Torcheres

Painted and Parcel-gilt Torcheres

Bronze & Marble Mantel Clock. Ormolu, French, 51in enamel dial with arabic numerals, bell striking movement with anchor escapement, silk suspension and female mask pendulum, the drum came supported by adored bronze putti standing on a rectangular break-front white marble plinth embellished with gilt moldings and nouns and surmounted by a winged putto with a lyre astride a bronze lion, 22in high.

Detail Bronze & Marble Mantel Clock

Red Marble Fireplace. The moulded serpentine mantel over a shaped frieze centered on a carve shell, the conforming jambs with foliate carved capitals, the whole enclosing a cast iron liner, 3ft 11in by 5ft 8in. Acquired in 1969.

Detail of Red Marble Fireplace