On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 531

Fireback: a rectangular plaque with a broken arch at the top surmounted by a vase with flames issuing from the top, and below, scrolls with depending husk ornament framing a double coat of arms in relief depicting an oval shield (sinister), barry, and an oval shield (dexter), charged with three pine cones, 2 and 1, with rampant lion supporters and surmounted by a coronet with alternating strawberry leaves and fleurs-de-lis, below the arms, a scrolled plinth ornamented with a grotesque mask. The arms are unidentified.

Fireback, Cast iron, French

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Fireback installed INSIDE chiminey, flanked by sculptural fire dogs.