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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.