Though this room was called the Dining Room, it might be better termed a breakfast room. The Bartletts and Hugh Taylor Birch had breakfast here, but usually had the rest of their meals outside in the Courtyard or on the Veranda. The table is positioned to look out toward the beautiful ocean view.
Note the artistic positioning of fish, steins and china. The fish were caught by Frederic and his son Clay. The steins were collected by Frederic while studying in Europe.
The blue and white china in the cabinets was made by Spode and depicts a hunting scene from India. The apricot colored dishes are by Davenport and form a dessert set. These sets were collected by Evelyn and Helen respectively.
This room has a hunting lodge type atmosphere—a surprising contrast atypical of the rest of Bonnet House.
Exit the Dining Room and Butler’s Pantry and stop at the North Loggia.