These wonderful five tile sets were designed to fit on each
side of a Victorian cast iron fireplace grate. These grates
were English in design, and they were rarely exported to North
America. However, they are often used in the flat-faced North
American fireplaces of the late Victorian and early Edwardian
periods, by extending the pattern with
plain coloured coordinating tiles.
These sets have also been used as vertical patterns in tile
wainscotting in bathrooms and entry halls, on either side of
bathroom mirrors, hung as a long decorative picture on a wall,
or installed as a decorative element between two windows. They
can be framed by a picture framer if one does not want to permanently
install the tiles.
We have grouped all of our fireplace sets in one location on
this page. They are also found in their appropriate group pages
so you can look for coordinating tiles if you so desire.
1/4" Thick Five Tile
Moulded Art Nouveau Fireplace Sets
Suitable for homes 1895-1920
Set is 6" x 30"
1/4" thick, irregular edges
Slightly irregular top face
Hand-made tiles made exactly as they were in the 1900-1920 period.
Suitable for walls; fireplaces; other decoration. Suitable for
exterior vertical walls. Frost resistant. Most effective when
used with plain tiles.