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Circa 1930s, 40 individual tiles set to create a colorful stylized tropical avian and fauna scene held within a blue painted cast iron table frame with scrolled supports, twist legs and center stretcher.
31 x 64 x 26 in.
This tile panel is stylistically similar to the famous bird panels designed by William ("Bill") Handley of Taylor Tilery Company. Operating from 1934-1938, Taylor was located in the Santa Monica, California area. They produced decorative tiles, garden ornaments and chimney pots, mostly using the native red-clay of the region.
In the 1930s, Taylor supplied their distinctive California tiles to nearby furniture manufacturers to be put into table tops, including the Los Angeles Period Furniture Company, Western Table Company, and the Joseph McPherson Furniture Company.
Expected light wear and scraping to tile surface; paint loss and rusting to iron frame.
$2,000 - 3,000