Fireplace Tile

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1875-1880

GUSN

GUSN-64320

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

Descriptive Terms

fireproofing tile
chestnut (wood)
earthenware
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Arts and Crafts (movement)
chestnut (wood)
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Tile
Tile, Fireplace
Earthenware
Arts and Crafts
Tulip
Chestnut
Tile, Fireplace

Associated Building

Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.),

Maker

Probably Minton (Maker)

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

6 x 6 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Carson Holt

Accession Number

1970.723