Dutch tile


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Dutch tile

A flat, square, decorative tile from Holland often used on the faces of fireplaces; different colors were once available, but Delft blue tiles were probably the most popular.
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One particular house had a vast upper-floor bath area, uniformly clad with Dutch tiles in a cooling, minimal layout of hundreds of ships.
Incongruously, there are Dutch tiles on the walls, traded from the camel caravans on their way back East from Europe.
The liveliest spot for bars and shops is Oranjestad, the old Dutch capital city, where tall multi-coloured houses combine carved wooden doors and traditional Dutch tiles with airy open galleries and sloping, Aruban-style roofs.
A devotee as well of clean and clear forms, and of rigor in the rational use of space, Athos Bulcao reveals architectural leanings in his geometrical volumes and his Dutch tiles (glazed or ceramic) filled with blues.
Carmean - had called attention, in footnotes and asides, to the precedent of this format in the escutcheons for the deceased in Dutch churches, not to mention Dutch tiles and stained glass.
The brick farmhouse, built in 1746, displays Dutch tiles, English porcelain, and hand-painted Danish and Dutch furniture, but no beds.
Solid mahogany doors and fireplaces with Dutch tiles are also in evidence.