Advert For Burroughes & Watts' Billiard & Dinning Tables
Medium: Print on paper
At the start of the 19th century dinning rooms were usually located in the basement, this was because it was close to the kitchen and because it was thought that food was best digested in the dark. By the end of the period however dinning rooms were moved upstairs to the main floor. They were usually only used for evening or formal meals not for breakfast, largely because food smells often lingered in the heavy furnishings like the carpets and curtains. The dinning table was one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home and considerable sums of money were spent on it.