Firebacks – 16ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ, 18ᵗʰ and 19ᵗʰ centuries – Périgord foundries

sixteenth century chimney plate

1/ Made from a single-use mold made from ground clay, this sixteenth century chimney plate is decorated with a bullet-shaped cross protected by two daggers.
Dimensions: width: 78 cm, height: 101 cm.
Reference number: ME024

17ᵗʰ century chimney plate

2/ Produced in the 17ᵗʰ century by the foundry of Les Eyzies, this cathedral type fireback features a bullet-shaped cross and two eight-pointed stars, a symbol of eternal life.
Dimensions: width: 74 cm, height: 97 cm.
Reference number: ME025

eighteenth century chimney plate

3/ This neoclassical style chimney plate cast by the foundries of Périgord in the eighteenth century is based on a scene of Greek mythology.
Dimensions: width: 54 cm, height: 66 cm.
Reference number: ME026

Fireback – 19ᵗʰ century – Perigord foundries

4/ Made in the nineteenth century in Périgord, this fireback offers crest motifs evoking nobility and chivalry of a bygone age.
Dimensions: width: 60 cm, height: 75 cm.
Reference number: ME027

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