19th Century French Louis XIV Wrought Iron Firescreen

2105-912220 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

40H x 42W x 11D

Location: Dallas


19th Century French Louis XIV Wrought Iron Firescreen represents untold hours of laboriously forging red hot iron into intricate shapes to produce a wonderfully artistic yet truly functional work of art!  Designed to protect the very face of a fire box, it has been fitted with a pair of cradles for water kettles to keep warm water at hand during the winter months, and to hold pillar candles during the summer to provide light in the evening from the same point in the room where the fire would illuminate the room during the winter months.  Ingeniously, two swinging doors were designed to make it easy to toss an extra log into the fire without having to move the firescreen.  Elaborate scrolled shapes and hand-hammered elegance pervade the work, making your fireplace hearth even moreso a focal point around which the family can gather!
Circa 1860s
Measures 40H x 42W x 11D