Sarah Orne Jewett House

Dining Room


When Sarah Orne Jewett lived in the house with her sister this room was used as a dining room, and no doubt her grandfather used it the same way. However it’s hard to know how it was used when the house was built. Rooms reserved solely for the purpose of dining were very rare in the eighteenth century. This room may have served multiple purposes and been furnished with tables with folding leaves that were kept down when not in use, as well as side chairs, easy chairs, and perhaps even a desk.