Dating from the eighteenth century, cast iron fireplace plate. Fabert
Blazon: Or a cross Gules. Crown of Marquis, Helm from the Front, Marshal's Staff
Attribution: To the arms of Abraham de Fabert (Metz, 1599 - Sedan, 1662), Marquis d'Esternay, lord of Viviers, Beauvais, Lanharrée, Sézanne, Chantemerle, Trefolles and Pagney-sur-Moselle. He married Claude de Clevant in 1631, and was made marshal of France in 1658. It is he who re-equips from top to bottom the ducal forges of Moyeuvre, including his father, Abraham Fabert, first of the name and sworn printer of the city of Metz since 1595, was amodiateur.
Nb: The forges of Moyeuvre were in the seventeenth century. the largest in Europe (in 1599 annual production rose to about five hundred tons). The establishment, owned by the Duke of Lorraine, was initially entrusted to ducal agents, then to amodiators, sometimes called master-traders, who obtained the funds, the raw materials and the outlets, and managed the entire estate. exploitation.