The State Dining Room

Early eighteenth-century Brussels tapestries from the workshop of Albert Auwerx dominate the walls of this room, once the preserve of the household stewards, before its remodelling by Vanbrugh.
The State Dining Room

Here too are portraits of some of the ladies of the family by John Hoppner, Sir Thomas Lawrence and John Opie. The ceiling is adorned with a painting of ‘The Arts and the Sciences’ by Frances Sleter.

The room is furnished with various royal thrones of the Georgian period, the perquisites of the Willoughby family’s long-held role as hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England. A dining table is laid with porcelain from the factories of Sèvres and Meissen.

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