RARE! French Reclaimed Wheat Colored Wood-Fired Bread Oven Terra Cotta Bricks

$ 22.00

– Sold Out

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Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 7 3/4" x 1 1/8" thick

In-Stock: 198 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 nearly the same colors as the wheat fields surrounding this historic, yet dilapidated bakery.  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 contrasts stunningly against the golden wheat colors of this unique French reclaimed brick.  Perfect for a focal point wall, entry, firebox, wine cellar.

We are selling this as the lot.  There is 198 SF IF you install this brick on the flat. 

HOWEVER - if you want to create an installation using it's thin side - this will cover 66 SF minimum.  AND if you cut the bricks into two bricks and use both thin sides - this will cover 132 SF minimum.   You would still purchase the 198 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.