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- Video: George Holt
- 'Viscountess Folkestone', Thomas Gainsborough
- 'Mrs Sargent', George Romney
- 'Classical Landscape: Lake Avernus', Richard Wilson
- 'Mrs Heywood', Sir Joshua Reynolds
- 'Views on the Clyde', Patrick Nasmyth
- 'Rosenau', Joseph Mallord William Turner
- 'Mrs Elliot', John Opie
- 'Landscape', James Stark
- 'A Dog of Two Minds', William Mulready
- 'Taking the Deer: the Duke of Atholl with foresters', Edwin Landseer
- 'Coast Scene', Alfred Vickers
- 'Saints Day at Venice', James Baker Pyne
- 'Calais Pier', David Cox
- 'Girl Sketching', Sir Henry Raeburn
- 'The Wreck Buoy', Joseph Mallord William Turner
- 'Mrs Beauclerk', Thomas Lawrence
The Holts used this room to entertain their wealthy friends. They must have discussed their business interests and charities over dinner here.
The sideboard is the same one that stood here then. It has George Holt’s initials, and has been lent back by the nephew of the man who bought it at the sale here in 1946, after the house was left to the city. The dining table comes from Kelton, the next big house along the ridge of the hill. The wallpaper is the original and has never been repainted.