Dutch tile


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a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the like.

See also: Dutch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The most venerable and ornamental object is a chimney-piece set round with Dutch tiles of blue-figured China, representing scenes from Scripture; and, for aught I know, the lady of Pownall or Bernard may have sat beside this fireplace, and told her children the story of each blue tile.
The fireplace was an old one, built by some Dutch merchant long ago, and paved all round with quaint Dutch tiles, designed to illustrate the Scriptures.
Through all this variety of decoration, however, the room showed its original characteristics; its low stud, its cross-beam, its chimney-piece, with the old-fashioned Dutch tiles; so that it was the emblem of a mind industriously stored with foreign ideas, and elaborated into artificial refinement, but neither larger, nor, in its proper self, more elegant than before.
The volume describes the building's design as a charitable foundation containing a public fountain and a school, and for its unique history, architectural style, and decoration, which combine classic Turkish Ottoman features with Dutch tile decoration and Cairene architectural principles.
The 17th century Dutch tile was the cheapest early delftware tile I've come across at an antiques fair, costing just pounds 8.
Mahogany, walnut, cherry, burl, maple, prima vera and English oak are some of the woods used, while period-influenced colors include shades such as Colonial Yellow, Dutch Tile Blue and Light French Gray.