12.5m2 Antique Boch Freres ceramic encaustic floor with triple borders (CE193)
SOLD SOLD SOLD A beautiful and quality antique French ceramic encaustic floor produced by Boch Freres, Maubeuge in the early quarter of the 20th century.
The floor has been reclaimed from a reception room of a house in renovation in Levis Saint-Nom, some 45 kms south west of Paris.
The main field tiles are 14.2cm square and the floor comes complete with its original same size and half size border tiles, which are laid in duplicate. The full contingent of four border corner pieces for the large border and eight for the small borders are present. The floors design, strongly floral themed, looks to be a re-edition of an earlier tile dating from the latter part of the 19th century and also produced by Boch Freres, Maubege. The key difference being the tile sizes, with the earlier version being 17.5cm square. We have this floor available also and details can be found by clicking here. The two floors would obviously complement each other perfectly but owing to the tile sizes could not be integrated with tiles side by side although options exist for one floor to frame another.
This floor has cleaned superbly revealing consistent colours in a subtle palette and a superb ceramic 1.5cm thick. A small number of tiles have edge nibbles or the occasional small chip but the high resolution photographs are representative of the whole floor which totals 12.5m2 / 135 sq ft.
Being a highly fired ceramic the floor lends itself to being laid inside or outside of the home, where neither high summer or sub zero winter temperatures will affect the structure of the tiles and as great distributors of heat they will work well with under-floor heating systems.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
Main field tiles – 460 – 9.2m2
Large border tiles – 81 plus 4 corners – 1.7m2 or 12 linear metres / 39.6 feet
Small border tiles – 164 plus 8 corners – 1.7 m2 or 24 linear metres /80 linear feet
Plus free tile rejects for cuts - 12 field, 10 large borders, 17 small borders