14m2+ Delicate antique ceramic floor tiles c.1900 (CE2)

14m2+ Delicate antique ceramic floor tiles c.1900

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An antique Art Nouveau ceramic encaustic floor with triple borders, totalling 14m2+ (150 sq ft) in surface area and dated c.1900. The field tiles and principal border tiles are in a buff and cream, with vieux rose, burgundy and sage green also present. The field and large border tile are 14cm sq (5 ½ inches), with the smaller borders 14cm long x 7cm wide. The floor delicately tessellates in a dot bordered star motif with fluid art nouveau touches and the complementary large border tiles are framed by a smaller half size border. The tiles have been cleaned of their original lime based mortar and are ready to relay, polish and re-wax. The border series is completely in tact and in fact has a triple lay – one large border framed by two small (one small border was missed in laying out the floor for photographing!)

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Half size border tile. This is in duplicate and frames the large border top and bottom. Only shown once in floor photographs to the right.

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