Interior of a building in Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens
Interior of a building in Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens
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Interior of a building in Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens
View of a room at 2 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington. A large detached house which is Grade II* listed; listing number 1357462. It was built for William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist, who died here in 1863; a brown plaque commemorates this event. It is a wide two-storey house of red brick; Thackeray wrote to a friend that it was ‘the reddest house in all the town’. This interior photo shows a marble fireplace with encaustic, or Minton, tiles on the hearth. It is a high ceiling room with a large over-mantle ornate mirror and decorative plaster coving. A circular bell for summoning servants is to the right of the fireplace. It is now the Embassy of Israel.
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