This is where the butler received the dishes that the cook placed in the dumbwaiter. A food-warmer (which could also serve as a plate-warmer) kept them warm if necessary. An ice-box, hidden in one of the sideboards, kept the dessert sorbets cool.

The porcelain crockery and glasses were also stored here, and were washed in the double copper sink. An ozone sterilizer above the sink was used to purify the water. A second pantry on the mezzanine floor above was reserved for cleaning the silverware.

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