An 11.5m2+ vegetal themed antique French ceramic floor with triple borders (CE220-1)

An 11.5m2+ vegetal themed antique French ceramic floor with triple borders

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An unusual and unique 11.5m2+ /124 sq ft. antique French ceramic encaustic floor with its original triple laid border tiles, this floor has been reclaimed along with another, from the dining room of a house in the small village of Boiry-Notre-Dame, some 10 miles from the medieval city of Arras, northern France. The floor dates from the early 20th century and consists of a 14cm sqaure vegetal themed field tile in mint and leaf green and mustard with off-white and caramel detailing. The same size lozenge themed border tile introduces charcoal and burned red to the palette. This large border is framed top and bottom by a half sized chain themed border tile which takes exclusively from the field tile colour palette. There are three large border corner tiles and four for the half size border available. All border corner tiles can easily be mitre cut owing to their symmetry.

The floor has cleaned very well of its old soft mortar on their reverses and the faces reveal lovely detail in the design and consistent colours following the removal of old wax and dirt. The ceramic of the tile,  +/- 13mm thick, is good quality as the high resolution photographs of a random section of the floor below show. There are a small number of tiles displaying groutable edge nibbles and small chips.

We think the warm and natural palette, as well as its vegetal theme, would make the floor sit particularly well in a Conservatory or Sunroom, linking home to garden. Being a highly fired tile it could also be laid on a patio area or garden pathway as high summer and sub zero winter temperatures would have no effect on the tiles.

 

Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-

Field tiles - 425 - 8.5m2 / 92 sq ft

Large Border tiles - 72 plus 3 corners - 1.5m2 / 16 sq.ft. or 10.6 linear metres / 34.7 linear feet

Small border tiles - 145 plus 4 corners - 1.5m2 / 16 sq. ft. or 20.3 linear metres / 66.6 linear feet

 

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