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Artichoke: That vegetable of which one has more at the finish than at the start of dinner. ~Lord Chesterfield

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William Morris Artichoke design

Catherine de Medici is credited with bringing artichokes to France in the 16th century when she arrived from Florence at the age of fourteen to marry the future Henry II. She apparently ate a good many of them, scandalizing the court because artichokes had a reputation for making the diner more lusty. Henry VIII was also said to have been overly fond of artichokes.

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William Morris Artichoke tiles

William Morris Artichoke

The Artichoke tile is taken from a larger embroidery designed by William Morris and worked on linen in 1877. It was subsequently available from Morris & Co.

Artichoke Accent Tile

Artichoke is available on 4.25 inch and 6 inch tiles.

William Morris Artichoke border tiles

Artichoke Border Tiles

The Artichoke border is also available in on 4.25 inch and 6 inch tiles.

Designer: William Morris

Size: 4.25 inch tiles, 6 x 6 inch inch tiles

Accent Tile Pricing

4.25 inch square tiles: $42

6 inch square tiles: $51

Border Tile Pricing

4.25 inch square tiles: $44

6 inch square tiles: $53

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