Antiques Firebacks & Panels

A large collection of antique firebacks that includes cast iron works and decorative panels.

  • Stock: 13940

    A cast iron fire back in high relief depicting a knight, holding a banner and seated on his rearing steed set beneath a lion mask surrounded by fruiting vines, beneath a shell and sea serpent pediment.

    French, Circa 1900.

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    width height depth
    22"
    56 cms
    29 18"
    74 cms
    2 38"
    6 cms

    Listed Price: £1,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14069

    A very large French antique cast iron fireback, depicting Jupiter and his attendants set within an oval frame, on a cross hatched ground. The oval itself is set within a scrolled cartouche and twin masks of Jupiter can be seen set on either side. Jupiter was God of Sky and Thunder as was also King of the Gods in Roman mythology. His name in Greek mythololgy was Zeus.
    French late 17th century.

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    width height depth
    44 78"
    114 cms
    32 78"
    83.5 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms
  • Stock: 14123

    A pair of large antique fire place panels, decorated with rams heads and bell flowers set within arched topped panels.
    English mid 19th century.

    width height depth
    18 12"
    47 cms
    41 12"
    105.5 cms
    2"
    5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13679

    A cast iron Baroque fireback, with the French National Coat of Arms of the Bourbon Kings, three Fleur de Lys on an oval scrolled Cartouche set with an armorial cartouche.

    French late 17th, early 18th century.

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    Width Height
    25 58"
    65 cms
    28 1116"
    73 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10104

    A small cast iron antique Coat of Arms of Bournemouth Borough Council whose large coastal resort lies on the south coast of Hampshire in England. The Arms were granted on 24th March 1891 and quarterly depict a Cross Flory between a Lion rampant holding a Rose between the paws in the first and fourth quar­ters, six Martlets in the second and four quarters and Salmon naiant in the third. The crest with a knights helmet beneath a wreath upon a mount depicting a tree and four emblematic roses.
    The Motto 'Pulchritudeo et Salubritas' at the base translates as 'Beauty & Health' or 'Handsome is as Handsome does'.
    English late 19th century.

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    width height Depth
    8 12"
    21.5 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    1"
    2.5 cms

    Listed Price: £650 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13201

    A pair of cast iron Georgian style fireplace back panels with typical Neoclassiccal decoration.

    English late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    14 316"
    36 cms
    43 14"
    110 cms
    0 38"
    1 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13247

    A pair of Elsley cast iron fireback plates, of rectangular form each with
    a hound reaching for a bird and background ruins in a rural setting, all set
    within cartouche with rocaille cast surrounds and inscribed
    ‘ELSLEY’ to the reverse.

    English mid to late 19th century.

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    width height Depth
    16 78"
    43 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
    0 58"
    1.6 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13680

    An antique cast iron fireback typically French depicting a cherub riding a chariot across the skies pulled by a pair of mythical beasts framed by ornate fluted columns.

    French 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 38"
    74.6 cms
    29 14"
    74.5 cms
    0 58"
    1.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,100 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13532

    A French cast iron armorial fireback depicting the conjoined arms of the Kings of France and the Kings of Navarre (1589-1789).
    French late 19th century.

    Heraldic information obtained from Richard d'Apice, VP of The Australian Heraldry Society.

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    Width Height depth
    26"
    66 cms
    26 38"
    67 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13562

    HOUSE OF VILLIERS FIREBACK

    Fidei coticula crux - The Cross is the Touchstone of Faith

    A large and heavy cast iron fireback bearing the arms of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592 - 1628).
    French late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 18"
    74 cms
    28 1116"
    73 cms
    1 58"
    4 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13611

    An arched cast iorn fireback with a crown mounted above three fleur de lys surrounded by a roundel of shells, mythical beings and the letter 'L' repeated four times all probably associated with Louis XIV of France.
    French late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    21 14"
    54 cms
    24"
    61 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms

    Listed Price: £950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13758

    An arched cast iron fire back, depicting a courting couple in a rural setting.

    French mid 19th century.

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    width height
    25 58"
    65 cms
    28 14"
    72 cms

    Listed Price: £950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13608

    A pair of cast iron fireplace panels, with foliate garlands and a basket of fruits held above by twin tailed mermaids
    French mid 19th century.

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    Width Height depth
    EACH 15 78"
    40.5 cms
    31"
    78.8 cms
    0 78"
    2.2 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13505

    A set of three Tudor style cast iron fireplace panel inserts the central panel a register grate section, decorated throughout with Tudor Rose motifs set within small panels beneath ten cut quatrafoil panels.
    French circa 1870.

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    Width Height
    central panel 29 78"
    76 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms
    side panels 12 316"
    31 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13018

    A tall Wealden style fire back bearing the Royal arms of England between c.1400 to 1603. The supporters are a greyhound and a lion. The lion is a very early supporter. The greyhound first appears under Henry VII (succeeded 1485) and continued to be used until the death of Elizabeth (1603) which places the arms somewhere between 1485 and 1603.

    Heraldic information obtained from Richard d'Apice, VP of The Australian Heraldry Society.

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    width height depth
    21 12"
    54.5 cms
    26 1316"
    68 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms
  • Stock: 7069

    A pair of brass 'Empire' style firegrate end panels with Egyptian themed decoration.
    French, circa 1880.

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    width height depth
    11"
    28 cms
    37 316"
    94.5 cms
    0 58"
    1.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9956

    A mid 20th century copy of an 18th century Dutch or German fireback depicting cherubs with the Victory Wreath of Peace. This design can be seen as the backplate of a firegrate in the attached image below as illustrated in 'English Chimney-Pieces' by Guy Cadogan Rothery in 1927.
    English 20th century.

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    width height depth
    20 18"
    51 cms
    28"
    71 cms
    1"
    2.5 cms

    Listed Price: £850 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11293

    A pair of 19th century cast iron monogrammed fireplace panels with the letter M within scrolled cartouches.
    French late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    Both 28"
    71 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms
    0 58"
    1.5 cms
    Each 14 316"
    36 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms
  • Stock: 13358

    A cast Iron fireback, depicting a Greek style maiden in a floral setting.
    French late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    external 18 78"
    48 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms

    Listed Price: £950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13202

    A pair of highly decorative French cast iron backplate panels depicting putti set within a rocaille frame embellished with shells, vines and leaves.
    French mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    18 18"
    46 cms
    30 18"
    76.5 cms
    0 38"
    1 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13197

    A tall cast iron Wealdon style fireback depicting Phaeton riding Apollo's
    chariot drawn by mythical lions under a storm cast sky. It is probably the face of
    Aeolus, Ruler of the Winds, that can been in the clouds blowing up the storm.
    Victorian circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    22"
    56 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms
    0 58"
    1.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12989

    An interesting late 19th century cast iron fire back panel, decorated with a female figural mask flanked by tumbling floral swags, above entwined musical instruments, roses and mythical beasts.

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    width height depth
    24"
    61 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12944

    A very good quality heavy cast iron fireback with relief decoration of a warrior mounted on horseback.

    English, mid to late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    22"
    56 cms
    28"
    71 cms
    2"
    5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12929

    A large and decorative Cast Iron fireback, depicting a coat of arms, topped by the crown and flanked by a unicorn and lion, with the Latin motto "God on my right." Mid 20th Century.

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    Width Height Depth
    21 18"
    53.5 cms
    26 38"
    67 cms
    1"
    2.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,100 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12766

    An Arched 1930's cast iron fireback displaying a heraldic coat of arms featuring the fleur de lys of Florence and the bundle of sticks concealing a weapon being the historic emblem of resistance in an Italian context and later used by Mussolini's Fascists.

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    Width Height Depth
    20 12"
    52 cms
    26"
    66 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12571

    A cast iron fireback in the Baroque manner with the Royal Coat of Arms of Charles II. English, 20th century, from the 17th century original.

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    width height depth
    39"
    99 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms
    3 18"
    8 cms

    Listed Price: £1,350 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12623

    A cast iron arched fireback with a Double Headed Eagle bearing a shield beneath a crown.
    19th century replica of a 17th century original.

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    Width Height Depth
    25 58"
    65 cms
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms

    Listed Price: £1,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12553

    An elegant 20th century replica of a 17th century cast iron fireback cast with a shapely maiden under a tree, surrounded by foliage and dated 1679.

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    width height depth
    22 1316"
    58 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms

    Listed Price: £1,100 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11959

    A well defined cast iron fireback with the double headed eagle looking to East and West. The symbolism is related to the Byzantine, the first Christian Church, founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine in Constantinople. A 19th century replica of a 17th-18th century original of the house of Habsburg Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Aragon and Castile ( 1500 - 1558 ).
    An early 20th century copy from an original 18th century Flemish fireback.

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    width height depth
    24 1316"
    63 cms
    29 18"
    74 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11104

    An antique cast iron fire back with a maritime theme showing a female figure holding an anchor,with distant sailing boatsenclosed in a swag and acanthus wreath framed cartouche.
    English, 19th century.

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    width height depth
    24 1316"
    63 cms
    25 316"
    64 cms
    0 58"
    1.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11224

    A cast iron fireback in the Medieval manner with hunting symbolism, with two rampant hunting hounds on eiither side holding a shield centred with a large cross surmounted by a knights tassled helmet. Inscribed with a latin motto " OFNE NA OFNE ANGAV " the border decorated with scrolled foliate designs.
    French , 19th century.

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    width height depth
    20 78"
    53 cms
    30 78"
    78.5 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10086

    An intriguing and unusual Art Deco cast iron fireback depicting a naked female / damsel in a swirling environment of tresses and robes and what looks like two cockatoos, parrots or other hooked-beak creatures menacingly nearby. Just discernible below this is a coat of arms with a chevron between three leaping animals.
    French 1930s.

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    width height depth
    20 78"
    53 cms
    27 58"
    70 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9333

    An early English cast iron fireback featuring Diana the Huntress.
    Dated 1733.

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    Width Height Depth
    13"
    33 cms
    21 1116"
    55 cms
    0 38"
    1 cms

    Listed Price: £1,100 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11124

    A French Baroque cast iron fireback, with Angels either side supporting the French national Coat of Arms of the Bourbon King - three Fleur de Lys on an oval scrolled Cartouche.
    Late 17th, early 18th century.

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    width height depth
    23 316"
    59 cms
    23 58"
    60 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8417

    A cast iron fireback in the Flemish Baroque manner,the coat of arms depicting two lions rampant beneath a Ducal crown.Other decoration of floral and pomegranates typical of the period.
    Late 20th century replica of a 16th century original.

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    width height depth
    18 12"
    47 cms
    23 58"
    60 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms

    Listed Price: £1,250 ( + vat in EU zone )

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