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Antiques Firebacks & Panels

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

45 items


  • 13562

    Stock No: 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
    29.1"
    74 cms
    28.7"
    73 cms
    1.6"
    4 cms

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  • 13611

    Stock No: 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
    21.3"
    54 cms
    24.0"
    61 cms
    1.2"
    3 cms

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  • 13678

    Stock No: 13678

    A square cast iron French fireback depicting a racing stag pursued by hunters set within a scrolled cartouche on a field of floral and foliate decoration.
    French late 19th century.

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    Width Height
    21.1"
    53.5 cms
    21.1"
    53.5 cms

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  • 13565

    Stock No: 13565

    A cast iron fireback depicting Neptune commanding the waves in his horse drawn chariot accompanied by putti musicians.
    English late 19th early 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    21.3"
    54 cms
    30.3"
    77 cms
    0.8"
    2 cms

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  • 13235

    Stock No: 13235

    A large cast iron fireplace backplate illustrating scenes from the The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge.

    ..."To us in olden story / are wonders many told
    Of heroes rich in glory, / of trials manifold:
    Of joy and festive greeting, / of weeping and of woe,
    Of keenest warriors meeting, / shall ye now many a
    wonder know"....

    Probably 19th century.

    Notes: The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Völsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the Þiðrekssaga.

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    Width Height Depth
    30.1"
    76.5 cms
    32.3"
    82 cms
    1.2"
    3 cms

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  • 13018

    Stock No: 13018

    A tall Wealden style lion and unicorn heraldic themed cast iron fire back.
    English early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    21.5"
    54.5 cms
    26.8"
    68 cms
    1.2"
    3 cms

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  • 7069

    Stock No: 7069

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

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    width height depth
    11.0"
    28 cms
    37.2"
    94.5 cms
    0.6"
    1.5 cms

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  • 12930

    Stock No: 12930

    A cast iron Heraldic fireback dated 1664 moulded with the lion and unicorn holding the Royal Coat of Arms flanked by the initials C R, probably the intitals of Charles II.
    English late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    28.7"
    73 cms
    25.6"
    65 cms
    1.0"
    2.5 cms

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  • 9956

    Stock No: 9956

    A mid 20th century arched cast iron fireback decorated with cherubs and floral drapes. 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
    20.1"
    51 cms
    28.0"
    71 cms
    1.0"
    2.5 cms

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  • 11293

    Stock No: 11293

    A pair of 20th century metal monogrammed fire insert panels inscribed with the letter M within scrolled cartouche.

    width height depth
    Both 28.0"
    71 cms
    35.8"
    91 cms
    0.6"
    1.5 cms
    Each 14.2"
    36 cms
    36.2"
    92 cms

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  • 13358

    Stock No: 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 18.9"
    48 cms
    18.9"
    48 cms
    0.8"
    2 cms

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  • 10954

    Stock No: 10954

    A cast iron probably 20th century cast iron fire back, relief moulded with an heraldic crest.
    English mid 20th century.

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    width height depth
    35.0"
    89 cms
    27.0"
    68.5 cms
    1.2"
    3 cms

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  • 13202

    Stock No: 13202

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

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    Width Height Depth
    18.1"
    46 cms
    30.1"
    76.5 cms
    0.4"
    1 cms

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  • 13197

    Stock No: 13197

    A tall cast iron Wealdon style fireback depicting Phaeton riding Apollo's chariot drawn by mythical lions under a stormy cloud cast sky. Note the face of the wind in the clouds.
    Victorian circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    22.0"
    56 cms
    31.5"
    80 cms
    0.6"
    1.5 cms

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  • 13113

    Stock No: 13113

    A cast iron fireback of arched form and scroll-ended cresting above a band of text reading, 'RICHARD LENARD FOUNDER AT BRED FOURNIS'. He was the ironmaster at Brede Furnace in Sussex in the 17th century and is depicted in the centre, wearing a tied smock and surrounded by the tools of his trade with his dog at his side. To the right are images reflecting the domestic life of a founder. In the background is a barrow and a furnace, the whole within a moulded border flanked by the date 1636.
    Note: This is a 1974 copy of the original Lenard fireback.

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    Width Height Depth
    19.9"
    50.5 cms
    20.9"
    53 cms
    1.0"
    2.5 cms

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Our collection of antique firebacks and panels date back to the 17th Century and originate from England and France. Cast iron firebacks had originally been decorated with everyday objects, moving into the early 19th Century mythology and aristocracy became common themes throughout. At Westland London we supply antique firebacks and accessories required to best suit our range of antique fireplaces.