The Dining Room

The dining room was another work area for the Botto family.  Here the family and the “boarders” were fed.  Here, Maria also “picked” silk on a frame, examining the bolts of broadsilk brought from the mill for imperfections.   This was another task to bring income to the household.  Maria used the sewing machine in the room to make clothes.  The table reflects a setting for the family or ”boarders”, placed with “hotel” type  dishes, silver-plated utensils, and a condiment set.  The sideboard, table chairs, and sewing machine are family pieces.  (The kitchen stove supplied the heat for this room.)