The Dining Room

  • <p>George Washington attributed to Gilbert Stuart</p>
  • <p>Service doors to Paine Kitchen</p>

The Dining Room

The dining room features several portraits, one of whom you may recognize: George Washington! This portrait is one of the most prized pieces of the Paines’ art collection. It is attributed to Gilbert Stuart, who is considered one of the greatest portrait painters in early American history.

Although this room is a lovely setting for art, the main purpose of the dining room is for eating, so you may be wondering where the kitchen was. By looking to your left, you’ll notice a pair of doors. These would have been the service doors that lead to the kitchen. Since the Paines never lived here the kitchen was converted into a storage space instead.