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Victorian Fireplace Tiles

William De Morgan Parrots and Macaws

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot. ~Mark Twain

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William De Morgan fireplace tiles, Parrots and Macaws.  Parrots were onsidered appropriate pets for women, especially lonely women, in the 19th century, as an outlet for their emotions.

Exotic birds such as parrots, macaws, cockatoos were popular Victorian pets. While generally considered appropriate pets for women, especially lonely women, as an outlet for their emotions, both Rossetti and the De Morgans kept exotic birds. Several De Morgan panels feature parrots.

The Macaw and Parrot panels are available on 6 and 8 inch ceramic tiles.

Application: These tiles are a good choice for fireplace tile panels, or as a backsplash.

    Title: William De Morgan : Persian Serpents

    Panels: Two tiles in a vertical panel

    Size: 6 inch (15.24 cm) or 8 inch (20.32 cm) square tiles

    Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

    Colors: Backgrounds can be modified easily. Other colors can be modified slightly. See How to Order Tile.

    Availability: Can usually be shipped a week or so.

Single Macaw Accent Tiles

William De Morgan macaw tile, black background

A single Macaw tile is available for either an accent tile or as a center tile over a fireplace. The direction of the Macaw can be reversed. He's currently available with a black background only.

Accent Tile Pricing

Six Inch Tile: $225 (five or more: $115 each)

Eight Inch Tiles: $285 (five or more $148 each)

William De Morgan Parrot and Macaw panel with black background.

Single panel (black or cream)

Two Six Inch Tiles: $245

Two Eight Inch Tiles: $335

* Single parrot accent tiles are available. Contact me with how many you need for a price.

Backsplash tiles (two facing panels)

Four Six Inch Tiles: $480

Four Eight Inch Tiles: $665

Fireplace Tiles (seamless on the vertical)

Each panel:

Four 6 Inch Square Tiles: $550. Additional tiles: $120.

Four 8 x 6 Inch Tiles: $670. Additional tiles: $140.

Four 8 x 8 Inch Square Tiles: $790. Additional tiles: $155.

*Fireplace renovations can have more space constraints than tile renovations and the configurations are endless. The parrots and macaws are very forgiving in this regard. By changing the tiles blanks to 8 x 6, the height can be increased or decreased in 6-inch increments. Leaving a slightly larger outside border allows widths to be adjusted at install time. Let me know if your project needs this kind of accommodation.