The cast iron Fleur de Lis doorstop below weights over 5 pounds and is sure to prop open just about any door you’ll find in the home. Don’t let the relative light-weight of this doorstop fool you for although not as heavy as one would expect, it does hold the largest of doors, such as a big steel front door. The Fleur de Lis design also brings a touch of elegance to the door regions which can build on existing decor.
‘Fleur de Lis’ is French for lilly flower and is a symbol which has been in existence for thousands of years in one form or another. Many civilisations worldwide have used a similar design for ornaments and decoration. Cylinders from ancient Mesopotamia, textiles from the Sassanids, bas-reliefs from Egypt and Japanese emblems have all been found to bear the lilly flower. Many scholars have wondered what the ‘Fleur de Lis’ really symbolises as it looks little like the flowers of a lilly. However, it really matters little, for the symbol has lasted so long as to be famous in itself regardless of actual meaning.
This Fleur de Lis doorstop will make a nice addition to your home interior and can be placed in any type of doorway, whether the front door or an inner door such as one leading from a living room to a hallway. The doorstop itself is dark brown and has been given a distressed black finish. Decorative and functional all in one go. Also great if you happen to be a New Orleans Saints fan who have this symbol as their logo.
See also: Fleur-de-lis Home Decor.