Just in Stock! RARE! French Reclaimed Wood-Fired Bread Oven Terra Cotta Bricks - PA161

Dimensions: 4 1/8" x 8 1/2" x 1 1/4" thick

In-Stock: 236 SF - FOB West Hatfield, MA  

Provenance: Hauts-de-France, near Amien

Cost - $22.00/SF

This was an unbelievable find for us.  We have salvaged hand made terra cotta bricks from over a century old wood-fired French bread oven. These hand made terra cotta bricks were used as the refractory element to withstand the shock of the direct flame and be a good heat sink - meaning it retained the heat and as it slowly cooled, baked the bread.  This bread baking method is also called "a falling oven".  The colors of this French reclaimed terra cotta brick are beautiful soft reds on the larger face and an incredible mix of reds, blacks, cream and gray on it's thin side.  The surface texture of the bricks are a lovely, smooth patina from the century of use and intensity of flame - and one can see the black burnt marks - which yields historic authenticity.  Perfect for a focal point wall, entry, firebox, wine cellar.

We are selling this as the lot.  There is 236 SF IF you install this brick on the flat. 

HOWEVER - if you want to create an installation using it's thin side - this quantity will cover 94 SF minimum.  AND if you cut the bricks into two bricks and use both thin sides - this will cover 188 SF minimum.   You would still purchase the 236 SF and install them on the thin side for this coverage measurement.

Recommended Sealer after Installation:  Akemi Stone Impregnation for French Reclaimed Terra Cotta Tile Flooring 

Cleaning and Maintenance:  This lot will need surface cleaning after installation. Vacuum, then clean with Black Soap (Savon Noir) to disinfect, maintain, protect and enhance patina.

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