1. 318

    ~609 x ~518 mm

    Description: Canted rectangle; twisted rope edging (top and sides); symmetrical arrangement of a fleur-d-lys stamp repeated seven times (2-3-2), with the middle one of the three slight above the other two, and the bottom two inverted immediately below the outer two of the three.

    Notes: The style of the fleurs is identical to those on two firebacks decorated with firedogs bearing the initials, HN, and the crossed staple badge of the Nevills; Henry Nevill occupied Mayfield furnace from about 1585 until 1599.

    Manufactured: in the late 16th century possibly at Mayfield Furnace in the Weald area of England.

    Current location:, not known.

    Citation: Hayden, A., 1912, Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture (Unwin, London).