c.1900 - Triple border antique French kitchen floor - 10m2+ (CE109)
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A 10m2+ / 110 sq ft antique ceramic encaustic floor complete with a triple configured border tile arrangement of a same size border and duplicate half borders. The tiles are marked CPRS and date c.1900. The floor has been reclaimed from the kitchen of a house close to Beauvais in France.
The principal field tile is in a fond of light grey and the simple and pure classical geometric design is centered on a repeating burgundy crossed linked by green flowers. The floor is easy on the eye and the white border tile arrangement, in a palette of burgundy, sky blue, grey and mustard, subtlety frames the whole floor.
The ceramic is of good quality and the colours have cleaned well, as the high resolution photographs show. Some tiles, particularly the half size border series, have small chips and nibbles, expected of a floor over 100 years old but the high resolution photographs of a large section of the floor are representative.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
FIELD TILES – 312
LARGE BORDERS – 65
SMALL BORDERS – 125
LARGE BORDER CORNERS – 5
SMALL BORDER CORNERS – 7 internal and 7 external