Fonthill: Terrace Room Fireplace – Persian Tiles

Persian Tiles, Terrace Bedroom Fireplace by Karl Graf. Terrace Room Fireplace

Canon 5D MkIII, EF17-40mm f/4L @ 21mm, f/11, 5 sec, ISO 400

Coming up from the East Room Bath through the Garret and then the Terrace Room Bath, stepping into the Terrace Bedroom one sees these Persian tiles on the face of the Terrace Room Fireplace.  The Persian Tiles (dates not known) are mounted between Mercer’s architectural tiles.  Below is a detail of one of the Persian Tiles.  Note how the tile is numbered.  All of Mercer’s foreign tiles are numbered and cataloged.  After all, Mercer considered his home as a museum.  Some day I would like to review the catalog for details.

Persian Tiles, Terrace Bedroom Fireplace by Karl Graf. Persian Tile Detail on Terrace Room Fireplace

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