State Dining Room

State Dining Room

 

The Large Dining Room was added during the second stage of construction. Up to twenty eight people may be seated for dinner.

The portraits in this room are of King William IV and Queen Adelaide. The portrait of William IV was listed in the 1868 inventory. Three cedar serving tables of four shelves grace the room.

The dining table is of mahogany and is dated 1850-1900. The chairs are in a semi balloon-back style.

“Russian” service is traditionally used in Royal and Vice Regal households - where guests serve themselves from silver platters held by the service staff.

The Governor always sits in the middle facing the State Entrance; wife or husband of the Governor sits opposite.