The internet is full of ways to re-purpose these antique tiles or maybe you already have an idea on how to use them! The paint on this one is very brittle so if purchased and ship I can’t guarantee that all will survive as seen. I will pack extra careful to try and retain all the paint. A spray coat of clear lacquer will help adhere the paint to the tin.
A tin ceiling is an architectural element, consisting of a ceiling finished with plates of tin with designs pressed into them. They were very popular in Victorian buildings in North America in the late 19th and early 20th century. Tin ceilings were introduced to North America as an affordable alternative to the exquisite plaster work used in European homes. They gained popularity in the late 1800’s as Americans sought sophisticated interior design. Durable, lightweight and fireproof, tin ceilings were appealing to home and business owners alike as a functionally attractive design element that was readily available. Tin ceilings were traditionally painted white to give the appearance of hand-carved or molded plaster. They were incorporated into residential living rooms and parlors as well as commercial businesses, where painted tin was often used as wainscoting.
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Tin Ceiling Tile 11 1/2” x 11 1/2 “ 1800’s early 1900’s