This dining room is an art nouveau addition to the house. The table has been laid out with silver and china and Maltese lace. The tablemats are embroidered with the family coat of arms and the wineglasses are engraved with the family crest.
The large gilt mirror is Maltese and bears the arms of 'd'Amico Inguanez'.
The Carrara marble statue of the goddess Diana dominates the far end of the room. The trompe l'oeil behind the statue produces an exaggerated perspective and gives the impression that the space is longer.
There are more family portraits in this room, two of which are by Edward Caruana Dingli (1876-1950) - they are of the 8th Baron and his Baroness, Philomena Cassar Torreggiani at the time of their marriage in 1938. On the other side of the room is a portrait of Monica de Piro daughter of the 7th Baron of Budach, painted by Sir Harold Acton's father, Arthur Acton in Florence in about 1931.
The series of pictures along the top of the long wall are by Doris Zinkeisen some of whose work can be seen at the Tate Gallery. There are more modern paintings by Evelyn Gibbs and John Bratby.
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