If the room allows it, a beautiful carved serving table gives your dining table breathing space. Add decorative elements with a scrolling urn filled with seasonal produce or flowers, and heavy glassware that’s a joy to use and behold. Late 19th-century French oak centre table, £2,400; 19th-century dining chairs, £3,500 for eight, all Lorfords. Oval creamware dish, £180, Anne Fowler. Decanter, £25, Focus on the Past. Absinthe glasses,
£180, Lorfords. Round creamware plates with pretty edges, £200, Anne Fowler. One of a pair of 19thcentury French cast-iron urns, £695; cloths, £12 each, all
Chloe Antiques. Early 20th-century fine French linen sheets with drawn threadwork border, £180 for a pair, Lorfords. Mid 18th-century Diana and her
Bow Aubusson tapestry fragment, £3,200, Julia Boston Antiques. Carved column standard lamp, £750; ochre Liberty coloured pleated silk saree lampshade by Samarkand Design, £195, both Lorfords.