A petite, reclaimed, vintage cast iron fire back. The fire back has an ornate appearance and the design is a very nice reproduction of period designs. The fire back depicts a shield with a cross and bird design being held on either side by mythical beasts. On top of the shield design is a helmet and acanthus leaves. The top of the fire back is arched and there is a decorative border around all outside edges. The iron has been blacked and polished and has a good finish. The fire back is in good solid condition with some small signs of age and use. There are some small knocks, chips and casting marks. There is a slightly larger chip or casting mark near the bird design. Please see pictures for condition details. The fire back has an interesting design and is of a nice size for a smaller fireplace and could be used with a fire basket or for decorative purposes.