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At one time intended as a conference room and known as the ‘Painted Chamber’ after a room in the medieval Palace, Members’ Dining Room was created in 1871 following demands for more dining facilities.
The ceiling in the northern section is particularly elaborate and contains carved shields of the three kingdoms and pink and green foliage decoration. The walls were to have held fresco paintings, but these were never carried out and hardboard panels were substituted and covered in Scott-Cuthbertson wallpaper.
Kendall of Warwick - Thomas H. Kendall (1837-1919) - provided in 1874 the 22 wooden relief sculptures of fish, fowl and fruit. Kendall, who set up his business in 1859 specialized in designing and executing carved wooden furniture and won awards at the International Exhibition at Kensington in 1862. His carvings of flowers, birds, animals and foliage were considered amongst the best of their period.