Style Other / Ref.14006
17th century fireback with the coat of arms of Jérôme de La Chasseigne
Width: 22'' ⅞ 58cm
Height: 24'' ⅜ 62cm
Depth: 1'' ⅝ 4cm
Cast iron fireback with the coat of arms of the La Chasseigne family, an ancient family from the Nivernais. Their coat of arms is : « charged with a greyhound running sable, collared argent, nailed gules and accompanied by three acorns or, two in chief and one in base ». The latter is surrounded by volutes and surmounted by a Germanic Baron's crown. The motif of the acorn, inserted into coats of arms from the 17th century onwards, and the shape of this plate, characteristic of the years 1650-1680, place this fireback in the second half of the 17th century.
The de La Chasseigne family is a very old family from the Nivernais, an ancient French province, dating back to the 15th century, in the 1490's. This coat of arms is believed to be that of Jérôme de La Chasseigne (c.1620-avt.1693), lord of La Chasseigne, Rosemont, Luthenay and Uxeloup (municipalities in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) as well as a lieutenant of a company of cavalry in the regiment of La Ferté.
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