Fireplace firebacks are crafted to give your fireplace character and charm. It is made of durable cast iron and serves to protect the back wall of the fireplace from decay. Placed at the rear of the fireplace, the fireback radiates heat forward into the room making the fireplace more efficient. A staple in early American homes, the fireback has been rediscovered and is adding beauty and elegance to fireplaces once again. Optional Fireback Feet are available which help hold the fireback in position.This fireback shows a rich French design urn with intricate flowers and curves. A replica of the original fireback cast in 1772, Mark Bird sets his name as the iron master on the ribbon above the floral pattern.