Style Louis XIV / Ref.13706
Exceptional fireback with the France coat of arms and Louis XIV's mascaron and motto
Width: 37'' ⅜ 95cm
Height: 33'' ⅞ 86cm
Depth: 1'' ⅝ 4cm
France, 17th century
This exceptional fireback was cast in the 17th century.
It is adorned by the France's coat of arms crowned with the Royal crown put in front of flags and war weapons. We can also see the mascarons depicting the Sun King and his motto "Nec Pluribus Impar", of which the signification was many times interpreted. The most largely accepted is the interpretation of Onésime Relcus " "Unlike any other", he thought it was the greatest king, the first of the men and maybe more than a man."
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