VT Tab Dining Room Information
Dining Room History
Of noble proportions and of a style that recalls state dining rooms in English country houses of the 18th century, the Dining Room was an appropriate setting for the formal dinners that Mr. Frick hosted, at a rate of two per week, from October through May. Lining the walls are 18th-century British paintings, a customary choice for the dining room of a grand residence. Because the furniture in this room was to be used, it was modern. Mr. Frick’s interior designer, Sir Charles Allom, based his designs on English models of the 18th century. From the basement kitchen, food was sent up via a dumbwaiter to the adjoining Butler’s Pantry.
Acoustiguide Audio Tour:
Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection
Decorative Art in the Dining Room
The furniture was designed by the London firm of White Allom for this room.
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Google Art Project
Google announced the major global expansion of their groundbreaking Art Project. This unique collaboration merging art and technology includes several hundred partners in 40 countries around the world. In the United States alone, the project has expanded beyond the initial group of four museums, which included The Frick Collection, to represent 29 partners — ranging from large institutions to university galleries — in 16 cities.
For more information about this project, see Google Art Project