The Sun Fireback

Symbol for Louis XIV, the Sun King. With the coat of arms of Burgundy and Saint Andrew's Cross. The text 'J'adore ce qui me brule' means 'I adore who burns me'. Possibly a political fireback with an allusion to the wellbeing of Burgundy under French rule at the time. Described in H. Carpentier ('Plaques de cheminées'; Item 928).
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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.

Age18th century
StyleLouis XIV
Width98.0 cm | 38.6 inches
Height99.0 cm | 39.0 inches
Depth 4.5 cm | 1.8 inches
Weight132 kg | 291 lbs
MaterialsCast iron