A border is also a feature of the floor, incorporated as much for practical as decorative reasons. The boards were in a very poor state of repair, so it was decided to cover most of them with a large Turkish rug and to stencil the surround with a Greek-key pattern. The dining-room, which opens off the library, has two tables in contrasting shapes and finishes. One, near the window, is an early-ninpieenth-century circular rosewood design, partnered by a set of Chippendale-style chinoiserie chairs.
The other, rectangular, was made by Jane Millett and has a top painted to look like scagliola.