On 1 April Apsley House will open for the summer with an astonishing display.  The Prussian Dinner Service given to the Great Duke in 1817 by the Prussian King as a mark of gratitude at the victory at Waterloo.  It  is to go on display as a fully laid table as for a banquet.

a photo of an ornate room with banqueting table laid out wityh a dinner service

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It looks in the illustration as though it will be something to go and see. To read more about it go to http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/search-news/Wellington-Banquet-Table.

Serjeant Gibson is rather looking forward to sitting down to dine at this table with the Duke. To see even more photos of this stunning service take a look at the pictures below:

a close up of a vase with a painting of the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo

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a photo of two people laying a table for service

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a close up a vase painted with a battle scene

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a photo of a curator holding a decorative plate

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painting on a large vase showing the a scene at Waterloo.

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A detail of intricate painting on a dessert plate showing the opening of Waterloo Bridge.

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