Description: Cavetto-canted rectangle with arch; ovolo-moulded edging; shield, garter, helm, mantling, crest and supporters of William Cecil, 1st Lord Burghley, KG (1520-98). Date below garter.
Notes: William Cecil was Queen Elizabeth I's first minister. The wooden pattern for this fireback, itself a fine carved, wooden painted panel, is at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE 15 75
Arms: William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley KG
Current location: Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.