Eating at Reynolda: The Dining Room

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Eating at Reynolda: The Dining Room

imageKatharine regularly invited guests to join the family for dinner on Sunday after services at Reynolda Presbyterian Church. The meal began promptly at 1:30 p.m. The children learned table manners at an early age and were expected to remain seated throughout the three-course meals. Guests might include relatives, teachers at the Reynolda School, its principal, the minister, and village residents.

The Dining Room features an Adam Revival-style dining table with several extensions and 16 needlepoint covered chairs. Matching mahogany sideboards and demilune cabinets complete the furnishings.

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There was something artistic about the work, it was beautiful— setting up and arranging the table…it was absolutely a pleasure to do it.

-Harvey Miller, head butler, recalling the late 1930s

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Pictured above: Marble mantel detail in the Dining Room. 


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