Early 20th Century Polished Iron Fireback with “Royal Coat of Arms of France”
Decorate your fireplace or kitchen back splash with this elegant antique fire back. Crafted in France circa 1920 and almost square in shape, the ornate arched fireplace essential features a center medallion with the Royal Arms of France after Charles V; the three Fleurs-de-Lys. The crest is surmounted with a king crown and flanked with a bird and flag on both sides. Inscribed on the top is “Sevl Contre Tovs” which translates “alone against all”. Inscribed in the bottom right corner is “de Cousance” translates ” from Cousance”, Cousance is a village in France where this fire back originated. The heavy and thick fire back great fro radiating heat is in excellent condition with a rich polished black and silver steel finish. Weight: 64 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″W x 21.25″H.
|Dimensions||21" W x 1" D x 21.25" H|
Early 20th Century