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Fireplace Tile

1970.723 (RS115533)

Description

Set of hearth tiles in the arts and crafts aesthetic taste. Black border tiles enclose decorative border tiles featuring stylized oubliette tulip-like blossom with leafy strapwork surmounting a ribbon-entwined rod, on brown ground with mustard yellow, white, and olive colors. The hearth consists of same tile design repeated, with chestnut motif with naturalistic foliage on grey-white ground.

Details

Maker
Probably Minton (Maker)
Date
1875-1880
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
chestnut (wood)
earthenware
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Object type
Building Components; Surface Elements
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Chestnut
chestnut (wood)
Earthenware
earthenware
fireproofing tile
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
Tile
Tile, Fireplace
Tulip
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Dimensions
6 x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.723
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64320

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