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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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.
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."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION Isaac Broome. Tile, ca. 1880. Glazed earthenware, wood Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 79.173.1
IMAGE group, 79.173.1-.5_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
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