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The Dining Room

The Dining Room is arranged, according to a nineteenth-century canon, in a heavy, dark variety of baroque style. Two Gdansk wardrobes from the late 17th/early 18th century stand opposite the entrance, filled with porcelain silver tableware. Somewhat later-dated (18th-century) plaited chairs are also from Gdansk, as are the carved chairs at the table (19th c.). Tradition has it that the table, the buffet and the frame of the mirror above the fireplace are Venetian. Partly surviving Zamoyski-coat-of-arms glass dinner set, originally composed of 154 pieces, is placed on the buffet, along with eighteenth-century plates and soup vase from Meissen. There are four Berlin-porcelain figurines on the table, impersonating Fortune and Peace; there is also a gilded beer set and gilded toast cups. The fireplace is adorned by an 18th-century Boulle-type clock; the other one, a grandfather clock (Maple of London, early 20th c.) is placed next to the buffet. Above the wardrobes are copies of portraits of the Sobieski family members (after J. Tricius): King John III with his son Jakub; John’s wife Marie-Casimire-Louise (‘Marysieńka’) with their daughter Teresa-Kunegunda. Scenes from the Hercules myth are displayed above the door. The table, set for two, presents porcelain dishes from a Berlin tableware of 1913–1914; crystal decanters and goblets from the French Baccarat glassworks, and silver cutleries by the Viennese J. C. Klinkosch manufacturer (dated c. 1900).