Adjoining the State Dining Room via a large butler’s pantry, the Family Dining Room provides a comfortable setting for family meals, working lunches, and small social gatherings. Rumor (and a photo to attest) has it that there were a few generations of “pet” squirrels that would occasionally be “invited” for lunch as well!
The room features a floral vine wallpaper of bouquets, bowls, and tassels in cream and camel tones. The simple Adam Hepplewhite table, chairs, and sideboards are accented by a handblown Waterford crystal chandelier. Featured in the room is a circa 1800 Ormolu bronze gilt clock depicting characters from Greek & Roman Mythology along with “The Monhegan,” a painting in oil by S.F.M. Badger circa 1892.
A French doorway provides access to the New England Garden and the private grounds.