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FIREBACK
Ref. : F1564
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Period : 19th C.
Material : CAST IRON
Place : RICHEBOURG
Type : FIREBACK
Style : LOUIS XV
Depth In : 1
Width In : 26
Height In : 25.8
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DESCRIPTION :
Dated from the 19th century, cast iron fireback presenting the mouth of Truth. According to a tradition, Roman women accused of infidelity put their hands in their mouths; if the mouth closed, it was because they were guilty. Identical fireback: CARPENTIER H., Plaques de cheminées, Tome premier, F. DE NOBELE, Paris, 1967, p. 117 n°228.

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