|Our Dining Room at York by Mary Ellen Best (1838)|
|Receipt of Purchase 12 November 1839|
|Shipping Receipt 16 November 1839|
- The soup bowls are set in front of the tureen waiting to be filled. This detail brings this painting to life conveying a sense of anticipation.
- Though soup is being served, there are no spoons set out on the table. Perhaps they are still yet to be distributed by a servant. I have placed the soup spoons on the side table for this purpose.
- Each roll is set at each place on top of a small square napkin.
- There are no candelabra on the table, indicating dinner must have been served early-to-mid afternoon.
|Winter, 2017 Dining Room,|
Riversdale House Museum
|Soup spoons on the side table, waiting to be distributed.|