A beautiful square cast iron Louis XV fireback or backsplash from the 18th century. Displaying the spell of Omphale, Queen of Lydia.
Hercules is spinning the wool, spindle and distaff in hand at Omphale’s feet.
The beautiful original condition, scale and crisp decorations make this a very nice usable fireback or backsplash.
It can be placed an a real burning fire or behind a nice big stove.
Height: 39.57 in. (100.5 cm)
Width: 39.57 in. (100.5 cm)
Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
Place of Origin: France
Period: Mid-18th Century
Date of Manufacture: 18th Century
Wear consistent with age and use.
An antique fireplace fireback is the perfect protection for you’re the back wall of you fireplace. It reflects and absorbs the heat and shields the construction and prevents it from cracking, crumbling and being damaged.
Because of the characteristics of cast iron a fireback works like a convector, it absorbs the heat during the fire and slowly releases it back into the room during and after the fire, making your hearth more efficient.
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