Authentic Provence offers a fine selection of traditional French accessories for the fireplace and hearth. Decorate your favorite center piece of the room, the fireplace mantel, with fire tools, andirons, screens and the typical French firebacks in cast iron. We have an interesting collection of French Firebacks that reflects the typical French style as seen through the centuries. These firebacks were used to withhold the heat. The surface is covered and treated in a metal bath and given a coating using acid. Each piece becomes unique and certain patinas will evolve with time.