RARE +/- 15m2 Art Nouveau floor complete its border tiles (CB1)

RARE +/- 15m2 Art Nouveau floor complete its border tiles

Currently being fully restored.

More photographs to follow soon, including the floors border tile series.

A rare art nouveau ceramic floor manufactured by Sand & Cie, totalling +/- 15m2, reclaimed from a maison maitre close to Cambrai in Northern France.

The floor comprises of two principal tiles; the main field tile and large border, which are both 14.5cm sq.

The design is unmistakingly art nouveau in its lush and indulgent vegetal styling and the palette is pastel, with a strong present of burnt orange, pink and green on a grey fond.

The ceramic is quality and in excellent condition, as would be expected of an internationally known heritage producer.

The slip is deep, showing no sign of surface wear, and while there are small edge chips and nibbles on some tiles these are all groutable and add to the antique patina and character of the floor.

Being a ceramic tile that is highly fired, the floor can be laid inside or outside of the home and is also ideal in a bathroom, wet room, inside a shower and of course a kitchen area as a regular washing is all that is required to maintain its beauty. The tiles have all but zero porosity.

This is a rare floor, a scan from the period Sand & Cie catalogue in our possession shows the floor below

Tile quantities to follow shortly.

 

 

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