12.75m2+ antique ceramic Douzies Maubege French floor 1909
A complete, floral themed, antique French ceramic encaustic floor dated 1909 reclaimed from the reception room of a period Maison Maitre in Crespin, north France.
15cm sq, these ceramic encaustic tiles were produced by Societe Anonyme, Gare de Douzies, Maubege. The ceramic is excellent and the freeform design and palette give a hand-painted feel to each tile. Both the same size border and twin half size borders are present although the large border corners will require mitre cutting, as has been done for the purpose of the photographic layout of the floor below.
The tiles have cleaned well and are in very good condition; there are occassional small chips and nibbles present but the high resolution photographs are an accurate representation of what is a pretty and unique period floor. Being ceramic encaustic the tiles can be laid either inside the house or outside on a patio, garden path, summer kitchen etc.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
Field tiles – 440
Large border tiles – 58
Small border tiles – 130