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Edwardian entryway with encaustic tiled floor. (encaustic: ceramic tiles in which the pattern or figure on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colors of clay).(Edwardian period officially 1901-1910 but up to 1919.)
"From the1860s geometric and encaustic tiled floors started to appear in public buildings, churches and the more expensive Victorian villas. Their rise to fashion was assured by their use in such prestigious buildings as the Victoria and Albert Museum, and by the 1890s they had become an essential feature in the most ordinary Victorian terraced houses from Dover to Aberdeen."