DRAWING ROOM

The Drawing Room

  • Dinner/Lunch – 50
  • Reception – 159

The Drawing Room was redecorated in the current style in 1899 by Mr Schmidt and refurbished in 1989, with additional refurbishment to the ceiling in 2017.

The room contains a fine collection of enamel and porcelain wine labels. The long case clock was made in 1683 by James Gavell. The Company’s charters line the walls, and over the Boulle cabinet hangs the first deed for the Hall dated 1352.  The Annexe was created over the Entrance Corridor in 1989.  In it is hung the tapestry of 1466 depicting St Martin and St Dunstan, and the hearse cloth given in 1539 by John Hussee (Master 1528-31).

The Conservatory was also formed in 1989.  Much of the ironwork comes from the demolished Vintry House.  The lead cistern with the Company’s shield dates from 1701, and the bronze swan was presented in 2002 by Past Masters Butler-Adams and Newton.