William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones

Cinderella Story Tiles

Five sets of the original Morris, Marshall, and Faulkner Cinderella fireplace panels designed by Edward Burne-Jones are known to exist:

  • Four of the existing Cinderella fireplace sets are six panel sets for the Cinderella Fireplace tiles, with each panel consisting of two square tiles each. The tile sizes vary. Some are less than 5 inches, some more than six.

  • One other set consists of seven panels (14 tiles), with the marriage scene panel from Sleeping Beauty being included as the final panel.

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The Six Cinderella Fireplace Overmantel Tile Panels

These are the six Cinderella-only panels. Some of the original sets incorporate a seventh panel, the Marriage Scene, which also appears in the Sleeping Beauty set, in addition to the six Cinderella tiles. Adding the seventh tile from the Sleeping Beauty set would not make this reproduction tile set inauthentic.

Cinderella tile panel: Cinderella and her stepsisters

Scene 1:  Cinderella helps her step-mother and sisters to prepare themselves for the ball.

Cinderella tile panel: Cinderella is found in tears by her godmother

Scene 2:  Cinderella is found in tears by her godmother who transforms her rags into a gown and gives her a pair of glass slippers.

Cinderella tile panel: Cinderella attends the ball.

Scene 3:  Cinderella attends the ball unrecognized by her step-mother or sisters. She dances with the prince.

Cinderella tile panel: The Clock strikes midnight

Scene 4:  The clock strikes midnight. Cinderella runs off, losing one of the glass slippers which is found by the Prince.

Cinderella tile panel: The prince searches for the owner of the glass slipper.

Scene 5:  The Prince searches for the owner of the glass slipper.

Cinderella tile panel: Cinderella pulls the matching slipper from her pocket

Scene 6:  To everyone's amazement, the glass slipper fits Cinderella, who pulls its match from her pocket.

The Seventh Panel

The seventh panel appears in only one of the original Cinderella sets.

The Marriage Scene appears in only one of the Morris - Burne-Jones Cinderella overmantel tile sets

Scene 7:  To everyone's amazement, the glass slipper fits Cinderella, who pulls its match from her pocket.

Cinderella Fireplace Side Panels

Cinderella fireplacing flanking side panels

n addition, the original Burne-Jones Cinderella fireplace at 'The Hill' had two side panels, as shown in the black and white photo of 'The Hill' fireplace:

William Morris / Edward Burne-Jones Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty fairy tale fireplaces at 'The Hill'

Interestingly, similar side panels were installed in a small hallway fireplace at Cronkbourne (Tromode) on the Isle of Man, known only for its Beauty and the Beast Tile installation. Unlike 'The Hill' installations, fireplace is still intact.

Cinderella side panels

I have based my side panels on the Cronkbourne hallway fireplace. They are available in 6-inch or 8-inch tiles.

About the Cinderella Tale Story Tiles

Morris and Co. fairy tale tiles inset in marble stair risers

Morris & Co. Fairy Tales by Edward Burne-Jones

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. produced the first set of Cinderella 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.

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

Related Pages

Fairy Tale Fireplace Story Tiles Overview

The fairy tale fireplace panels, including the Cinderella set, were surrounded by Swan tiles.

Sleeping Beauty Fireplace Overmantel Tiles

Beauty and the Beast Fireplace Overmantel and Flanking Tile panels

Cinderella on the Isle of Man (article)

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Edward Burne-Jones Cinderella panel one, tile 1 detail: A letter arrives

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Cinderella Tile Pricing

Cinderella Tiles

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

Seven Cinderella Horizontal Panels: $755 (14 tiles in six, two-tile panels)

Cinderella Side Panels:
$285 for six-inch tiles (four tiles in two 12-inch panels)
$405 for eight-inch tiles (four tiles in two 16-inch panels)

Fairy Tale Tiles

All three sets of horizontal tiles: $1905 (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty - 21 panels suitable for stairs, border, or backsplash) -- Doesn't include the optional seventh Cinderella panel or side panels

All three sets of horizontal tiles: $2005 (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty 22 panels - suitable for stairs, border, backsplash) -- Includes the optional seventh Cinderella panel but not the side panels

Complete set: $2555 (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty - suitable for stairs or a backsplash) -- Includes 22 horizontal tile panels and four six-inch tile panels (Two from Cinderella, two from Beauty and the Beast)

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Quick Order Cinderella

If you are ordering multiple sets, or a combination of fairy tale, swans, and story tiles, see How to Order Tile to take advantage of discounts and better shipping prices.

You can expect Cinderella fireplace tiles to ship in 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

If Quick Order doesn't have the configuration you want, you can get there via How to Order Tile

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