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.
Glazed earthenware, wood
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."
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H. Randolph Lever Fund
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Isaac Broome. Tile, ca. 1880. Glazed earthenware, wood Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 79.173.1 (Photo: , 79.173.1-.5_bw.jpg)
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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.
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