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Wesel and Den Bosch Fireback

'Presnt by We Sel on De Bosch' (Gift from Wesel to Den Bosch). Souvenir plate to the surprise capture by the Dutch state army in 1629 of the city of Wesel, an important logistics center of the Spanish army with many supplies and, among other things, a wealth of 'millions of 'rijksdaalders'. The intake took place during the grand siege of Den Bosch and ultimately contributed to the victory over the Spaniards in Den Bosch. The victory was a welcome and unexpected boost for the Netherlands, both financially and strategically. The man in the middle is Stadholder, Fredrik Hendrik of Orange. Because of his many successful sieges, he was nickname 'city twister'. The woman on the left could be his wife, Amalia van Solms.
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Age19/20th century
StyleLouis XIV
OriginNetherlands / Germany
Width61.0 cm |24.0 inches
Height70.0 cm |27.6 inches
Depth 2.0 cm |0.8 inches
Weight42 kg |93 lbs
MaterialsCast iron

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.


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