18th Century Polished Iron Fireback with Center Cross and Fleurs-de-Lis Motifs
Decorate your fireplace or kitchen back splash with this elegant antique fire back. Crafted in France circa 1764 and almost square in shape embellished with an arched top, the ornate fireplace essential features a center cross in high relief flanked with three Fleurs-de-Lys and surmounted with a king crown. The plaque is further decorated with the incription: “Mai 1764”. The heavy and thick fire back is in excellent condition with a rich polished black and silver steel finish. A wonderful addition to a fire place to reflect, spread and redistribute heat in a room, or to use as a back splash behind a stove. Weight: 115 pounds. The Fleur-de-Lis, also spelled Fleur-de-Lys, is a common heraldic charge in the shape of a lily (in French, Fleur and Lis mean ‘flower’ and ‘lily’ respectively). Most notably, the Fleur-de-Lis is depicted on the traditional coat of arms of France that was used from the High Middle Ages until the French Revolution in 1792, and then again in brief periods in the 19th century. This design still represents France and the House of Bourbon in the form of marshaling in the arms of Spain, Quebec and Canada, for example. 21.5″W x 22″H.
|Dimensions||21.5" W x 1.25" D x 26" H|