Antiques Firebacks & Panels

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

  • Stock: 14570

    An impressive 20th century armorial cast iron fire back with a nautical/marine theme. A pair of erect sea lions, each holding a spear, sit above the Latin motto " Fit Via Vi " that can be translated as “The way is forged by strength”. They are supporting a shield upon which can be seen a hand sinister above a pair of bishops mitres above a castle. The shield is surmounted by a coronet or crown above which is a galleon in full sail. Two further erect sea lions are top left and top right each holding an anchor. The fireback has a rope twist border broken at the top by the galleons mast.
    English, circa 1920.

    Notes: A heraldic sea lion is a mythical beast with the top half of an heraldic lion and the bottom half being that of a fish’s tail.

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    Width Height Depth
    35 58"
    90.5 cms
    24 38"
    62 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms
  • Stock: 14057

    An patriotic antique cast iron 'Garden of Holland' Siegerland fire back, cast with a maiden holding a cap of freedom on the end of a pole. Ahead of her is the crowned heraldic lion of the States of The Netherlands clutching a sheaf of arrows. Inscribed 'Pro Patria' translation 'For Country'.
    Dutch, probably a 19th century copy or the original 17th century one.

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    width height depth
    23 58"
    60 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms
  • Stock: 13633

    A pair of Arts and Crafts cast iron fireplace panels, one decorated in relief with three of the signs of the zodiac - Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn, the other also decorated in relief with three of the signs of the zodiac - Aquarius, Gemini & Libra each set within star shaped borders.
    English early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    14 58"
    37 cms
    41 78"
    106.5 cms
    0 58"
    1.5 cms
  • Stock: 14376

    A large French armorial cast iron antique fire back with a central oval coat of arms beneath a crown surrounded by wreaths of laurel.
    French, 17th century.

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    width height depth
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    0 58"
    1.5 cms
  • Stock: 14122

    A single 19th century cast iron fireplace panel depicting a couple with some flowers. French, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    18 78"
    48 cms
    30 78"
    78.5 cms
    0 38"
    1 cms
  • Stock: 10182

    A cast iron fireback in the Baroque manner, depicting St George triumphing over the Dragon. Dutch, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    24 12"
    62.3 cms
    33 12"
    85.1 cms
    0 12"
    1.2 cms
  • Stock: 14375

    A very large and heavy 16th century French cast iron fireback, emblazoned with the arms of King Charles IX of France who reigned from 1560-1574. These arms are surrounded by the collar of the French Order of St Michael, a French dynastic order of chivalry, founded by Louis XI of France on 1 August 1469.

    Dated 1570 purportedly from Le Château de Haroué in the Lorraine region of France. French, late 16th century.

    Weight: 270KG

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

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    width height depth
    41 1116"
    106 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
    2"
    5 cms
  • Stock: 13567

    A very fine set of three large Neoclassical style cast iron antique fireplace
    panels the central panel depicting a seated maiden possibly Minerva
    the Roman Goddess of wisdom, medicine and crafts. Her name is
    linked to the Latin word 'mens' meaning 'intellect' representing the intelligence and inventiveness of this Goddess.
    Provenance: Skelmorlie Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland

    Mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    large panel 33 1116"
    85.5 cms
    39 1316"
    101 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms
    small panels 18 18"
    46 cms
    39 58"
    100.5 cms
  • Stock: 14010

    A 20th century cast iron fireback depicting the King Charles II the Royal Coat of Arms.
    English, Circa 1930.

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    Width Height Depth
    26 316"
    66.5 cms
    22 38"
    57 cms
    1"
    2.5 cms
  • Stock: 14070

    An attractive antique armorial French cast iron fire back richly and deeply cast with lions rampant astride a central oval foliate cartouche, below a floral, jewelled crown.

    French, early 19th century.

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    width height depth
    31 18"
    79 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms
  • Stock: 13696

    A French cast iron fireback depicting a salamander the heraldic symbol of the French King François I (1515-1547). The salamander is shown surrounded by flames and as it was believed that they had mystical powers and could not be consumed by fire here it was meant to symbolise the strength and invulnerabilty of royalty.
    French late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 18"
    74 cms
    27 58"
    70 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms
  • Stock: 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 18"
    53.5 cms
    21 18"
    53.5 cms
  • Stock: 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 14"
    54 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms
  • Stock: 13296

    A large cast iron fireback with a shaped top and central panel of carousing figures framed by cherubs and foliate decoration.
    English early 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 78"
    76 cms
    37 316"
    94.5 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms
  • 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: 11384

    A Period Baroque Flemish cast iron fireback depicting a group of armoured noblemen and a lady. With the inscription " Presntzi Van Wesel Ende Bysh " ? 17th century.

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    width height depth
    25 38"
    64.5 cms
    29 12"
    75 cms
    1"
    2.5 cms
  • Stock: 13720

    A well defined cast iron fireback depicting the French Royal Coat of Arms of the Baroque Bourbon Crown over the Fleur de Lys motif decorated Cartouche, with surrounding Olive branches. Previously sno 6409.
    French 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    25 58"
    65 cms
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms
  • Stock: 10181

    An arched Thomas Elsley fireback in the Baroque manner with date 1630, Monarchs initials GS...a prancing charger ridden by a heroic rider in Roman style armour, possibly commemorating Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden who in June 1630 landed with Swedish troops in Pomerania, Germany to aid the Protestants.
    Late 19th century Thomas Elsley copy of a 17th century fireback.

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    Width Height Depth
    22 1316"
    58 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms
  • Stock: 14108

    A Relic arched cast iron fireback dated 1722 with a Ducal coat of arms showing two crowned eagles , either side of two floral " C " scrolls flanking two oval emblazons behind which can be seen furled banners... surmounted by a Ducal crown.... incorporating heraldic features from the houses of Anjou / Burgundy / Bourbon / Naples . Image before restoration of crack, otherwise in sound condition. Previous SNo. 6442.
    18th century.

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    width height depth
    27 58"
    70 cms
    29 18"
    74 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms
  • Stock: 10512

    A cast-iron fireback with arched top depicting Joshua and Caleb, two spies sent out before Moses into the land of Canaan. They brought back a bunch of grapes on a pole, an incident that St. Augustine saw as prefiguring Christ's eucharistic iconography of the vine. Flemish, date and initials obscured by age.

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    width height depth
    31 12"
    80 cms
    33 78"
    86 cms
    2"
    5.1 cms
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