Tagged with 'dining'

Tea Room

  View Room Panorama Dimensions: 15' 1"x 11' 2"; ceiling 17' 11" (shown on left; Dining Room is right) Order: Doric

Wine Glasses

Artist/Maker: Unknown[1] Created: 1790-1810 Origin/Purchase: England Materials: lead glass Dimensions: H: 15.6 (6 1/8 in.); 14.6 (5 3/4 in.)


Note: Thomas Jefferson used the word "macaroni" as a general term for pasta.

Design and Decor - Convenience

"A Greater Eye To Convenience " Jefferson filled Monticello with gadgets designed with "a greater eye to convenience," and the dining room contains many examples.

"Dinner is Served"

Guests to Monticello noted that the first dinner bell customarily rang at three o'clock, and the second called them to the table at four. When they arrived in the Dining Room, they quite likely found Thomas Jefferson reading. Having a self-described "canine appetite for reading" and hating to waste even a moment waiting for others to gather, he kept books on the fireplace mantel.