Antique cast iron fire back for fireplace dated 1739

This antique cast iron fire back dates back to the 18th century. It is decorated with pillars of Hercules topped by angel heads. It is dated 1739.

The pillars represent Hercules club and symbolize strength. Since the Antiquity, the mountains on either side of the strait of Gibraltar in Spain are called the Pillars of Hercules. They thus represent a portal between reality and myth as well as overseas territories on the royal coat of arms of Spain.

Origin: France

In good condition

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Height : 77 cm
Width : 85 cm

700 €Réf. ACA35

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