Arms of France Fireback

Reminder plate that says Seul contre Tous, or "all against one". It symbolizes the French battle against the European coalition at the end of the 17th century. The coalition tried to restrict the power of the French King Louis the 14th. William III, supported by British and Spanish troops, was an important opponent. French royal coat of arms with the three lilies (fleurs de lys) flanked by griffins and further surrounded by banners flags and weaponry. Read more: A brief overview of the history of the fireback
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Age20th century
StyleLouis XIV
Width53.0 cm | 20.9 inches
Height52.5 cm | 20.7 inches
Depth 3.0 cm | 1.2 inches
Weight41 kg | 90 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.