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Fireback

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A plate, usually made of cast-iron, mounted on the back wall of a fireplace. Sometimes has decorative motifs. Used to reflect heat into the room It is also used to protect the chimney wall from the heat of the fire and to preserve the stone. It may also be used for decoration.
Definition source(s)
  • Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
English
Term (International)
Fireback
Alternative term(s)
back, chimney; backplate; chimney back; fireplate; reredos
French
Term (International)
Contre-feu
Term gender (International)
m.
Alternative term(s)
contrecœur; contrefer; plaque de foyer; plaque d’âtre
Date created
2010-01-01
Date updated
2020-06-02
Parks Canada code(s)
  • 02-00492
Nomenclature URI
https://www.nomenclature.info/nom/186
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