A small c.3.25m2+ / 35sq ft+ French ceramic floor
A small 3.25m2+ / 35 sq ft+ antique French ceramic encaustic tile floor complete with its original border tiles. The floor has been recovered from a Maison de Champagne in the village of Bouzy, which is in the Marne departement of France. It was recovered along with two other larger ceramic encaustic floors made by the same period manufacturer, Ste Anonyme, Gare de Douzies, Maubeuge and the floor dates from the early 20th century. Both the principal field and border tile are 15.2cm sq / 6 inches sq.
The field tiles are cream and anchored by a French cross motif in a warm blue with black piping, yellow and burgundy present. The design, when laid out, is made to create the visual impression of adjoining cabachons (tile inserts) between the tiles, which was popular during this period and the more ornate and fluid border tiles take from the same palette.
The floor is in good condition with only a small number of tiles displaying the occasional small chip expected of a floor close to 100 yrs of age but following a professional cleaning the colours have returned beautifully.
Perfect for a small entrance, a practical solution in a toilet or as a carpet style feature in a bathroom, in a shower etc.
Surface available 3.25m2+ with the possibility to increase the surface with a complimentary half border tile.
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