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Tombstone-Shaped Cast Iron Fireback

First Floor - Parlor

Other Decorative Arts

25” h. x 25” w.; circa late 19th /early 20th century.

Tombstone-Shaped Cast Iron Fireback

With cast figures of Colonial man and woman in pastoral scene. Note: No documented copies of this fireback have been found; the images
suggest the Colonial Revival period of the early 20th century. Copies from
original 18th c. casting molds continue to be made thus rendering absolute
dating of a used and sooty fireback virtually impossible.

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