The Villa Alba Museum is cultural institution committed to the collection, study and display of 19th century interior decorative finishes, and the components of 19th and 20th century interior decoration. Most rooms in this historically and aesthetically significant house have stone (typically marble) fireplaces that are inset with plain and decorative tiles produced by the company of Mintons Ltd.
Digital photograph of the fireplace in the ground floor morning room of Villa Alba. The original 1880s black marble mantel surround is missing its decorative surround tiles and cast iron hearth but retains its decorative hearth tiles produced by Mintons Ltd. The fireplace was modified in the 1950s when it was used as a home for nurses of the Royal Women's Hospital.