Le Louvre French Antiques

1400 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-742-2605 FAX: 214-742-2639
www.lelouvre-antiques.com lelouvreantiques@sbcglobal.net

Code 311-5
18th Century "Full Field" Fleur De Lys Fireback

The oldest firebacks in the world date from the 15th century when casting iron was its in early days. They are used to catch the heat from a wood fire and radiate it back into the room. They protect the back of the fireplace against heat and flames. Today they are still in use all over the world, but they have also become decorative art and are often displayed around the home or used as a stove backsplash.

Condition:Condition:  Loss of iron to lower left corner; wear to relief, surface losses to iron

H=22 1/2, W=21 1/2
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