Description: Triple-facetted arched rectangular shape; ovolo-moulded edging (top and sides); bottom centre, a vertical distaff or spindle repeated twice; to each side a fillet-edged oval containing the initials S and W; above, either side of the distaffs, two more ovals perpendicular to the first two, with the date split between them; above each distaff, an oval rotated as at the bottom, the initials I T split between them; at the base, a blank rectangular panel.
Notes: An unusual shaped fireback. It was recorded by J. Starkie Gardner in one of his scrapbooks (Victoria and Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design (AAD/2014/8)), marked '[?]Warris Westerham Kent'; subsequently it was at Skipreed, Chiddingstone Hoath, Kent.
Inscription: I T / 16 63 / S W
- Decoration tags:
- triple-facetted arched rectangular (shape)
- ovolo (edging)
- carved stamps
Manufactured: in 1663 possibly in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Withyham, East Sussex, England.
- Attached to series:
- Miscellaneous stamp firebacks
- Spindle/distaff firebacks