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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.

William De Morgan macaw tile, black background

William De Morgan Parrot accent tile, black background

Accent Tiles

Single Parrot and Macaw Accent Tiles

Single Parrot Macaw accents tile are available as accent tiles or as a center tile over a fireplace. The direction of the bird can be reversed. They are currently available with a black background only.

Accent Tile Pricing

Six Inch Tile: $215 (four or more: $135* each)

Eight Inch Tiles: $275 (four or more $178* each)

Fireplace and Backsplash Tiles

William De Morgan Parrot and Macaw panel with black background.

Fireplace tiles can be used as in a fireplace surround or as a backsplash. They are seamless on the vertical, so you can increase or decrease height by adding and subtracting tiles.

Six Inch Tile: $215 (four or more: $135* each)

Eight Inch Tiles: $275 (four or more $178* each)

*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. If you need 8x6 inch tiles, contact me.