(Brother, welcome and farewell).

This hall is unusual in shape, being entered from the garden through a triangular vestibule, with Pompeian mosaic flooring (the words "Cave canem" being worked in this mosaic). There is an oaken door between vestibule and hall, with small square panes of bevelled glass.

The noble entrance hall and oak staircase of the first Duke of Marlborough's house, Great Marlborough Street, London. In the early eighteenth century this district was the centre of fashionable London Photo, Cooper & Humphreys By permission of Messrs. Waring & Gillow

The noble entrance hall and oak staircase of the first Duke of Marlborough's house, Great Marlborough Street, London. In the early eighteenth century this district was the centre of fashionable London Photo, Cooper & Humphreys By permission of Messrs. Waring & Gillow

The walls of this hall parlour are panelled strips of fumed oak terminating in a bevelled cornice and narrow shelf, while the ceiling has imitation oak rafters to match; the panels between the oak strips are filled in with a self-coloured lincrusta Walton, with an embossed design of sea-holly, and a frieze in cream-coloured distemper.

The high mantelshelf is surmounted by a few pieces of Swiss wood carving, and there is a charming old clock which instead of striking plays a few bars of music.

Over the fireplace is the sentence: