The fleur de lis. Proud and enduring symbol of New Orleans. Fashioned for your home or office by the craftsmen of Southern Masonry. Each piece, either as a table decoration or wall accent, offered for the first time in old New Orleans brick, most dating back to the early 1800s. The bricks were originally used for interior and exterior walls, chimneys, and floors. They were taken down, cleaned, and palletized by the company they were purchased from. They are sold with stands, mounted and framed, or mounted and framed in a shadow box.
The brick de lis is a natural extension of the custom masonry company founded by Mark Prejean and operated under his direction for more than 30 years. In addition to home accents, Southern Masonry specializes in a variety of unique patio structures, fences and made to order brick and stone fireplaces, landscape borders and walkways. And for that special touch, the fleur de lis can be built into almost any custom project for the home or landscape.
The Crafting Process
Each brick is hand selected, hand-cut to a thin layer exposing the face of the brick to maintain the Old New Orleans look, then cut to a selected size. Bricks are then chosen to fit in a fleur de lis pattern and mortar is added to complete the brick-laying process. The product is acid-washed, dried and several coats of sealer is applied. Finally, the fleur de lis is framed in a traditional frame or within a specially made Shadow Box to display its beauty.
Framing & Display Options
The brick fleur de lis in a Shadow Box can be displayed on any wall in a home, office or business. Lighting above or below the frame is recommended for optimum effect. The brick fleur de lis alone can be placed in an easel and displayed on a counter, shelf, desk, etc. These can also be embedded in a floor, backsplash, patio made of concrete. The fleur de lis can also be custom made to suit a particular size or type (color) of brick as needed.