Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Windsor Castle : The State Dining Room

Windsor Castle : The State Dining Room - photograph


Compared with some of the other State apartments at Windsor Castle, the State Dining Room is plain, hut it is large, and richly, though sparsely, furnished. Its chief ornament is an immense wine-cooler, made of silver gilt, though in the style of Capo di Monte porcelain; it was designed by Flaxman for George IV. when that king was still Prince Regent, and has not escaped the censure of the critical. This Dining Room is only used for State dinners, and it is situated among the Queens private apartments, which are cut off from the public rooms by the treasure-stocked grand corridor, more than five hundred feet long, extending throughout the east and south sides of the main quadrangle.