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.
3/8" Five Tile Sets
Tube-lined Art Nouveau Tiles
Suitable for homes 1895-1920
Set is 6" x 30" 3/8" thick, square edges
Flat top with fine raised decoration
These are our heaviest tiles, suitable for walls; fireplaces;
other decoration. The tile decoration is applied individually
by hand and hand-glazed.