At Benko’s antique, old and historical building materials, you’ll find a wide range of antique tile pictures. The French word tableau means tablet or painting. Functionality and imagination come together in the old tile pictures. The first tile panels came about around the 17th century. A famous example is the Delft Blue and red / brown color of Manganese. The antique tile panels have different motives and backgrounds and formed the backgrounds in kitchens, fireplaces, bathrooms and lavatories, and butcheries. These old pictures were a token of wealth, the decorations were often more important than the functionality of the tile panels.