Villa Alba Museum

Dining Room

A nostalgic Scottish theme was chosen for this room with a frieze of scenes illustrating two of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels. The geometrically decorated dado was said to be “Mediaeval” in style. The fireplace is lined with Minton tiles, one after Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Innocence.

 

Dining room hearth tile

Dining room hearth tile.
Photograph Trevor Mein

Cornice detail

Cornice detail - scene from Sir Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy
Photograph Trevor Mein