WE SELL ONLY ANTIQUES - The best place to buy Antique Art Nouveau and Victorian ceramic tiles. Suitable for fireplace, bathroom panels and kitchen backsplash. See our design ideas or request yours. As well we have vintage art nouveau bronze accesories. Floor tiles and Pas Calais carreaux tin glazed
Attention the items you are bidding are ORIGINAL 1850ies tiles that arrived River Plate from France in great amounts. Were used in houses in patios and water piles both as decoration and to protect constructions from water splash. Also were used in cupolas in main churches of our country.
Recently Catalogued each tile pattern was numbered, and more than 200 patterns were classified in this work is revealed that major ports for these tile exportations were Montevideo (Uruguay capitol) and Argel (Algeria ).
These wonderful tiles ( azulejos carreaux ) are one of most exquisite item you can acquire for your home decor. They match very well either with traditional or modern architecture, used like accents or as in frieze in the outside. On stoves and fireplace with wood, summing up they will go well with everything. Mixing different patterns is a good idea too, as you will have a uniform looking as all these tiles were done using the same white tone and just blue and dark violet but also variety of patterns. Also the "geometric key" is always the same diagonal directions mixed with vertical and horizontal.