Antique French Louis XV fireplace fireback / backsplash showing “Winter” by an old bearded man who is trying to heat up to a nice little fire.
The cast iron fireback has been properly used, parts of the bottom are gone.
It is un-restored and has its original patina.
Height: 21.26 in. (54 cm)
Width: 20.87 in. (53 cm)
Depth: 0.6 in. (1.5 cm)
Place of Origin: France
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 19th 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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