Two splendid Louis Quinze chandeliers hang from the ceiling, illuminating the Dining Room by way of dozens of Victorian electric candles. In the light, the silverware shimmers – with candelabras, cutlery and crockery set for the next great dinner.
Exquisitely carved panelling flanks the entire scene, running across each and every wall. The detail on the seamless woodwork affirms the 3rd Marquess' incredible attention to detail and the sheer skill of his carvers, where even the legs of tiny insects sheltering amongst the carved foliage have been crafted with such care and precision.
Around the walls, Stuart ancestors patiently observe the scene. The Dining Room showcases an outstanding series of 18th century portraits, one of the finest family portrait collections in the country, including works by Reynolds, Ramsay and Gainsborough.