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These tiles set in a plain, painted wooden frame were probably arranged in this manner for display in a showroom, as opposed to the more elaborately framed tiles nearby that were intended as decoration for a domestic interior. The tiles illustrate the range of colors and sizes offered by the firm.
DESIGNER Isaac Broome
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware, wood
DATES ca. 1880
INSCRIPTIONS on top front of frame stenciled in white: "TILES" White paper label affixed to top front of frame: printed in black: "123" on bottom front of frame stenciled in white: "MADE BY THE BEAVER FALLS ART TILES CO. l'TD./BEAVER FALLS, PA."
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Five glazed tiles set in black-painted wood frame. In center three horizontal tiles depicting from top to bottom: pale-yellow tile depicting two putti in symmetrical rinceau scrolling vine; yellow green tile depicting classically clad prone female figure supporting a scroll in her arms; light brown tile depicting asymmetrical arrangement of six roses and leaves. At either side, pair of vertical brown tiles depicting classically clad standing female figures that gaze towards center.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Isaac Broome. Tile, ca. 1880. Glazed earthenware, wood Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 79.173.1 (Photo: , 79.173.1-.5_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 79.173.1-.5_bw.jpg.
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Isaac Broome. <em>Tile</em>, ca. 1880. Glazed earthenware, wood Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 79.173.1 (Photo: , 79.173.1-.5_bw.jpg)