Pillars of Hercules Fireback

The pillar refers to the club of Hercules, his favorite weapon. It symbolizes power. Since antiquity the ‘Pillars of Hercules’ are also the name of the promontories at both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar. Hence they also symbolize the frontier between the known and unknown world (Nec Plus Ultra, "nothing further beyond"), and later they also became symbols for the opposite, i.e. taking risks and confronting the unknown (Plus Ultra, ‘further beyond’). In the Spanish royal crest they also stand for the overseas possessions. Read more: A brief overview of the history of the fireback
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Age 20th century
Style Louis XIV
Origin France
Width 33.0 cm |13.0 inches
Height 63.0 cm |24.8 inches
Depth 2.0 cm |0.8 inches
Weight 56 kg |123 lbs
Materials Cast iron
Color Black
Condition ***

Classification: ***: Very good condition, limited wear given the age and use. **: Clear signs of wear and possible structural problems including small instabilities. Still well suited for use in an open fireplace. *: Structural instability that hinders function other than decorative. For example, open fireplace tongs with a loose mechanism so that the ends can overlap. A fireback in this classification can still be used in a gas fireplace or as a backsplash. Should you want additional information about the quality or the classification of a specific fireplace accessory, do not hesitate to ask.

Reference n3549

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