This style is based on influences from classical Italy, where the architecture follows classic themes. Motifs are inspired for the first time by scenes of the period itself, or by mythology. Next to religious themes and coats of arms, firebacks now also portrayed mythological scenes. Very common symbols are garlands of acanthus leaves, cupids, birds’ feathers and scallop shells. In this period, firebacks appear bearing the salamander, the symbol of Francis I. The first firebacks with the coats of arms of the Dukes of Lorraine also appear in this period. Starting in this period, andirons also appear with spit hooks in the form of scallop shells.

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