Dining Room

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

Archival Photographs

  • photo of dining room with paintings, table, chairs and window, circa 1927

    Dining Room, 1927

  • photo of dining room with table and chairs and lighting fixture, fireplace, circa 1927

    Dining Room, 1927

  • photo of dining room with paintings and lighting fixture and windows, circ 1927

    Dining room, 1927

  • photo of dining room with paintings, fireplace, lighting fixture, circa 1927

    Dining Room, 1927

  • photo of dining room covered in white protective sheets, circa 1933

    Dining Room during Frick Collection construction, 1933

  • photo of gallery dining room with paintings, with light fixtures, fireplace and ropes

    Dining Room, 1935

  • photo of dining room with paintings and lighting, tables circa 1947

    Dining Room, north wall, 1947

  • photo of dining room with drapes, paintings and lighting fixture, circa 1947

    Dining Room, looking southwest, 1947

  • photo of dining room with  paintings, fireplace, table and lighting fixture, circa 1947

    Dining Room, looking northeast, 1947

  • photo of room with painting above fireplace, circa 1964

    Dining Room chimney piece with overmantel, 1964