Everything that will be needed in serving the dinner should be convenient to hand. The plates to be warmed should be in the hot closet; those for the cold courses, the finger-bowls, extra small silver and cutlery, extra rolls and cracked ice, should be on the sideboard, so that there will be no delay in getting them when needed.

Foot-stools placed under the table for the ladies add much to their comfort.

Diagram Of Table.

DIAGRAM OF TABLE.

A. Plates.

B. Plant, Flowers, Fruit, Lamp, or ornamental piece of silver.

C. Compotiers, holding cakes, fruit, or flowers.

D. Candlesticks or Candelabra.

E. Salt and Pepper Boxes.

F. Water and Wine Glasses.

G. Bonbons, or Hors d'OEuvres, or Carafes. H. Bonbons, or Hors d'OEuvres.

Detail Of One Cover.

DETAIL OF ONE COVER.