Small Belgian ceramic tile panel dated 1879 - 1912
A small Belgian ceramic panel of 12 tiles reclaimed from a town house in Etricourt-Manancourt in the Somme, northern France.
The floor was manufactured by Carrelages Céramiques de Chimay, Maufroid Freres et Soeur, Rue Poncet, Bourlers, Henegouwen, Belgium, who later became: S.A. La Céramique de Bourlers. Maufroid Freres et Soeur traded as such between 1879 and 1912 and the tiles display on their reverse the Maufroid rings and centralised 'M'.
The tiles are 16 cm square, 15mm thick and offer up a classical tessellation of circles anchored by a fake cabachon, or tile insert, in amber and sky blue. The palette is otherwise cool in tones of grey and off-white.
Years of old wax and dirt cleaned from the tiles now reveal a rich time aged patina; some tiles displaying groutable chips and edge nibbles as the high resolution photographs show.
Perfect as a splashback panel behind a cooker, aga, sink or bath or as a decorative feature surrounded by a modern ceramic or antique hardwood.
The display dimensions are 64cm long by 48cm high.
12 tiles available.