Come with me. Just take a peek from around the corner there and into the dining room of the Florentine city apartment of the Marchese and Marchesa di San Giuliano.
The crystal and gilt chandelier, better than any centerpiece has a right to be, is
18th century Italian and a family heirloom. The place settings are unusual by American standards; individual wine decanters at each place are not uncommon at formal dinners in Tuscany.