Aesthetic Movement Low Art Tiles!
Ceramic tile has been used in American houses since the colonial era and became particularly popular in the second half of the 19th century. Toward the end of that century, a number of American art tile potteries were established and produced large quantities of gorgeous tiles.
These J. & G. Low Art Tile Co. “Naturals” tiles were inspired by Japanese ceramics exhibited at the Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia in 1876. They were installed on a fireplace surround at the Eustis Estate in 1879, only months after the firm first fired their kilns. Period tile is always a character-defining feature of a historic house and it’s preservation is important
The Eustis Estate is a spectacular Queen Anne style mansion in Milton, MA you can visit! https://www.historicnewengland.org/…/eustis-estate…/
Historic ceramic tile is covered in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
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