The Family Dining Room

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.