Description: This fireback comprises at least four separate elements: the rectangular central panel has an anchor with coiled rope between two fleurs de lys, below which are two roses; the two rectangular side panels each comprise a vertical stem with six grape bunches surmounted by a smaller bunch; above, a semicircular arch contains the initials between two roses as in the central panel, with the date above; where the arch meets the central panel there is an arc across each corner; the top and sides panels are edged with simulated twisted rope.
Notes: A variant of the well-known ‘Armada’ fireback.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 1588 / IFC
Current location: Chequers, Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire, England.
- Attached to series:
- Armada series