Beauty and the Beast story tiles, one of three fireplace overmantels at 'The Hill', designed by Edward Burne-Jones and painted by Lucy Faulkner for Morris, Marshall, and Faulkner

Beauty and the Beast story tiles, one of three fireplace overmantels at 'The Hill', designed by Edward Burne-Jones and painted by Lucy Faulkner for Morris, Marshall, and Faulkner

Beauty and the Beast Story Tiles

I have three tiles sets for the Beauty and the Beast Fireplace tiles:

  • Six overmantel panels consisting of two 4.25-inch square tiles each.
  • Two fireplace surround panels consisting of two 6-inch square tiles each.
  • Three story-telling tiles, each 3 inches by 6 inches.

Fireplace Overmantel Tile Panels

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Three sets of the Beauty and the Beast tiles are known to exist. They are not identical. This tile set is taken from the first set of Beauty and the Beast tiles done for 'The Hill'. Another version done for Tromode House leaves out the first panel depicting the father returning with the rose, and adds the final Sleeping Beauty wedding panel at the end.

I have two versions the Beauty and the Beast fireplace overmantel tiles. The first version done for one of the bedroom fireplaces at 'The Hill', home of Miles Birket Foster is the most common. The Cronkbourne (Tremode) version is slightly different. Both versions (see) are available and you can make your own squence.

Horizontal Tile Panels

There are six overmantel Beauty and the Beast panels, consisting of eight 4.25 inch tiles.

How there was a Prince who by enchantment was turned into a bear & how

Burne-Jones for Morris and Co. Beauty and the Beast tiles: Beauty asked for a rose, The merchant encountered the beast

a merchant was made to bring to him his youngest daughter

Burne-Jones for Morris and Co. Beauty and the Beast tiles: Beauty agreed to go live with the Beast, Beauty dreamt that the Beast was dying

and how the Prince became a man again and married her.

Burne-Jones for Morris and Co. Beauty and the Beast tiles: The prince became a man again, and asked Beauty to marry him

Flanking Fireplace Surround Tile Panels

There are two vertical panels, consisting of four 6-inch ceramic tiles.

Beauty and the Beast: The Prince Beauty and the Beast: Beauty

Lettered Story Tiles

Horizontal decorative tile panels

There are three* 3 by 6 inch swan-decorated story tiles.

Beauty and the Beast tile: Descriptive tiles

*These can also be made on three, six, or eight 3 by 6 inch tiles, depending on the size of text you need and the width that you need.

See another customer's installation here and here.

About the Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tale Story Tiles

Beauty and the Beast Fireplace

Morris & Co. Fairy Tales by Edward Burne-Jones

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. produced the first set of Beauty and the Beast panels for a bedroom overmantel at 'The Hill', the home of painter Myles Birket Foster. The fairy tale tiles were designed by Edward Burne-Jones and painted by Lucy Faulkner. Two of these versions are shown on the image at the following link:

The Hill and Cronkbourne (Tromode) Beauty and the Beast tile panels

Fairy tale tiles were installed in three bedrooms at 'The Hill'. Other fairy tale panels installed in bedrooms at 'The Hill' are:

Sleeping Beauty Fireplace Overmantel Tiles

Cinderella Fireplace Overmantel Tile panels

Related products: The fairy tale fireplace panels, were surrounded by Swan tiles.

Pricing and Specifications

Title: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones Beauty and the Beast Tile Panels

Panels:16 tiles in six 2-tile horizontal panels, and two 2-tile vertical panels

Tile: Ceramic

Size:
Twelve: 4.25 inch (10.8 cm)
Four: 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)

Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

Weight:
5.25 ounces (157 grams) each tile (horizontal panels)
11.5 ounces (326 grams) each tile (vertical panels)

Side Panels: $285 (four tiles in two large panels)

Horizontal Panels: $655 (12 tiles in six, two-tile panels)

All three sets: $1905 (42 tiles - Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty)

Descriptive swan tiles: $180 (three 3x6 inch tiles)

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Order Beauty and the Beast Tiles

Quick Order Beauty and the Beast

You can quick order Beauty and the Beast tiles. If you are ordering multiple sets, or a combination of tale, swans, and story tiles, see How to Order Tile to take advantage of discounts and better shipping prices.

Beauty and the Beast about two weeks:

The shipping calculator should work for the US and Canada. If it's off, we can settle up when I ship your order. For other countries, contact me so I can give you a shipping estimate.

Multiple Sets or Combination of Tiles

Quick Order is best for small or simple orders. If Quick Order doesn't have the configuration you want, or you can get there via How to Order Tile

Sample Tiles

Here is the link to order a sample tile from the fairy tale tile panels:

It could be a tile from any of the fairy tale tile sets.

Colors vary slightly between runs so your final tiles probably won't match the color exactly. If you want to change colors slightly, you can. See How to Order Tile

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Installation and Caring for Your Tile

The fairy tale tiles are decorative tileuse and can be installed on walls, backsplashes, showers, and fireplace surrounds. No special treatment is necessary; the colors are permanently fired into the tile. You can clean ceramic tiles with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge.

Laying out your tile beforehand will make installation easier. Use only unsanded grout when setting your tile. Sanded grout and hard scrubbing with abrasive cleansers can dull the finish by putting very tiny lines. The color will not come off; it is baked in.

I include detailed installation guidelines with your final order.

Planning Your Installation

Even after you've decided you want the fairy tale tiles, and the version, you have several choices, which are not mutually exclusive: Swans or no swans (one either likes swans or one doesn't, there is no half-heartedness about swans) and if one does like swans, there are several versions of swans. Then story description tiles, or only the story tiles themselves, side panels or the horizontal panels, or both.

You might be interested in seeing some installation photos: Fireplaces, Stairs, Accents