Cast Tec Liberty Tubelined Fireplace Tiles
This item is priced per set of 10 tiles. These beautifully hand made Cast Tec reproduction fireplace tiles come in boxes of 10 (5 for each side). They are 150mm (6″) square and two 5 tile-runs make up a set to fit into a cast-iron fireplace. They are available in five different colours: Honey Yellow, Ivory Blue, Ivory Burgundy, Green Burgundy and Brown Yellow.
Tubeline Fireplace Tiles were traditionally manufactured to withstand the high temperatures generated by a working fireplace and performed the practical function of reflecting heat into the room when placed at an angle facing inward. They are individually hand painted in the traditional way and will be subject to colour variation and normal crazing.
The Victorian and Edwardian tile was very much a feature of the fire within the room, and was often vivid in colour with stunning designs. This could be as simple as a coloured embossed tile, to a run of tiles depicting many different scenes or images. From floral to symmetry, to simply unusual. Once the fire was lit these tiles would glow and the picture seen was so enticing.
When the Art Nouveau period arrived this style reached its way to all the accessories of a stylish home which very much included the tiles of the fire. They were awash with elegant curves, shapes and colours and would finish off that wonderful period image.