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The harmonizing Dining Room is early Georgian in style, with its high wainscoting of carved old Oak, while embossed and gilded leather walls reflect the influence of Old Spain. The ceiling is an excellent example of French gesso work displayed so elegantly by the lovely Austrian crystal chandelier. Furnishings were collected from many parts of Europe; the Sèvres china from France, cabinets from Switzerland, credenzas from Flanders, southern France and Italy; carved Sandalwood screens from Burma; ancient brasses from China; carved bronze gargoyles from France. The dining table of fumed oak and red leather-upholstered chairs are English baronial, carrying the Haraszthy coat-of-arms on their backs. The Barton A. Stebbins Bavarian crystal collection is also exquisitely exhibited in this room.

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