The Phillips loved to entertain and the dining room was the focal point of much of this. The dining room table could be extended to seat eighteen. The chandeliers in the dining and music rooms are Waterford crystal. The walls are lined with silk damask. Melting snow seeped through the walls one year causing water damage to the silk in the dining room. Lee, the maid, said Mrs. Phillips turned the world upside down trying to replace the material, to no avail. Notice the Philippine mahogany in this room.
Photos by Jerry Poppenhouse
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