We had another significant day at Westport House this week with the first major antique being added by the Hughes family to Westport House. This major acquisition is central to their desire to develop the house and estate on all fronts into one of the best of Georgian historic homes in the country.

With an avid antique expert in the family (yet another reason that this house fits the Hughes family so well) and another with a tremenduous eye for detail, these two determined ladies managed to track down a 20 foot long George III period mahogany extendable dining table. It is beautifully complimented by a suite of 12 Chippendale-style chairs.

We hope you’ll agree that it sits very elegantly amongst the magnificent Jamaican mahogancy sideboards that Howe Peter, the second marquess, commissioned for his wife. These beautiful pieces of work – by Gillows of Lancaster – are said to be a “Sorry” gift…wouldn’t you love to know what he was apologising for?

Look out for the two turf buckets – also in George III style – neatly positioned fireside in the Long Gallery and Drawing Room – looking very much at home.

The Hughes family will continue to curate with the greatest of care in an effort to compliment the existing original collection at Westport House.

Seating 22 people, why not treat 21 of your best friends to a magnificent meal and dining experience?

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