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Monticello's Dining Room
Image credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Sequoia Designs Copyright © Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.
Freestanding Dumbwaiter
"A Greater Eye To Convenience " Jefferson filled Monticello with gadgets designed with "a greater eye to convenience," and the dining room contains many examples. A Device to Fetch Wine Built into each side of the fireplace is a wine dumbwaiter, consisting of a box into which a slave in the wine...
The best way to experience Monticello, the house, is to explore the rooms. If you can't visit in person, you can explore the first floor virtually by clicking on the rooms in the floorplan below to get a glimpse of the world Jefferson and his family inhabited.

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