Duchess Street, London
Thomas Hope's houseEdit
The Anglo-Dutch merchant banker, author, philosopher and art collector Thomas Hope had an Egyptian-influenced house built at no 10 in 1799, and decorated it extravagantly. The building has been Grade II listed since 1954. The Egyptian Room in his house was the inspiration for the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, an exhibition hall built in the ancient Egyptian style in 1812, and demolished in 1905.