Originally, firebacks were used in fireplaces to radiate heat into the room. Now, in addition to use in fireplaces, they can also be used as ornamentation on stone walls, above stoves, or as an accessory.
Firebacks - The Art of Warming
In earlier times, the well appointed fireplace was never considered complete unless it included
a cast iron fireback. Today, the fireback's usefulness and charm have been rediscovered and are
again at the center of the hearth and home.
Positioned against the back wall of a fireplace, a fireback protects the masonry of the back wall
and radiates the heat of the fire forward. By reflecting light and heat from the fire out into the room,
a fireback is a noticeable improvement to the hearth.
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