Display your American pride with this American Flag Fireback. Firebacks are an early American tradition, a legacy of the colonists' European heritage. Colonists used natural cast iron firebacks such as this one to protect the integrity of the fireplace and reflect heat into the room. Today, we use firebacks for the same benefits, plus the added bonus of decoration. This fireback features America's foremost symbol, the flag with its stars and stripes, gently waving in the breeze.