An 18th century Fireback

An 18th century Fireback

c. 1720 English

Offered by Nicholas Gifford-Mead

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A rare early18th century English cast iron fireback with the pattern maker’s monogram SHR along the bottom edge. The scene depicting a woman in a chariot with a feather headdress drawn by two armadillos is the personification of America taken from a set of playing cards entitled Jeu de la Geographie designed by Stafano della Bella for Louis XIV in 1644. Circa 1720.
Unrestored
Dimensions
Height 91.00 cm (35.83 inches)
Width 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
Depth 2.20 cm (0.87 inches)
Stock Code
3837
Medium
Cast Iron
Nicholas Gifford-Mead

Nicholas Gifford-Mead
PO Box 71421
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SW6 9GW
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