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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

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 : Parrots and Macaws

    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)

    Background Colors: White, Cream, Black, Cobalt.

    Availability: Can usually be shipped in a week or so.

Single Accent Tiles

William De Morgan first Macaw accent tile, black background William De Morgan Parrot accent tile, black background William De Morgan macaw tile, black background

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 Tiles: $128 each

Eight Inch Tiles: $168 each

Parrot and Macaw Small Backsplash

The Parrot and Macaw Tiles fireplace tils can be reversed to form a backsplash, or spread across 9 nines. The nine-tile backsplash is not available on 8 inch tiles only

Parrot backsplash

Backsplash Pricing

Six Inch Tiles: $1152 (18 x 18 inches)

4.25 inch Tiles: $958 (13 x 13 inches)

Fireplace 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: $111 each

Eight Inch Tiles: $148 each

Black background: Add $8 per tile.

Fireplace Constraints*

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. They are seamless on the vertical so you can increase height by adding tiles. For eight inch tiles, the height increment can be increased or decreased in 6-inch increments at the top or bottom of the panel.

Is you fireplace surrounds space not exactly 6 or 8 inches? By leaving a slightly larger outside border allows widths to be adjusted at install time. This can be solved as shown in the Turqoise Peacock Fireplace Tiles example shown below. Let me know if your project needs this kind of accommodation. If you need 8x6 inch tiles, contact me.

Custom De Morgan peacock fireplace