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.
Born digital photograph of the decorative tiles used in the surround of the fireplace in the second bedroom of Villa Alba. The brick red, monochrome, geometrically patterned tiles feature a neo-classical Late Victorian use of Ancient Greek fretwork. Each side of the surround has four of these large tiles. All of the tiles were produced by Mintons Ltd.