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
- Decoration tags:
- cavetto-canted arched rectangular (shape)
- ovolo (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in 1575 possibly in the Weald area of England.
Current location: Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2012, 'Pre-Restoration Iron Firebacks', Journal of the Antique Metalware Society, 20, pp. 2-15.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Personal armorial firebacks
- Armorial panel firebacks