Description: Arched rectangular shape; cavetto edging; armorial; Stuart English royal arms within a circular garter; crown, motto and supporters (crowned lion and unicorn); initials separated by crown.
Notes: An early casting of a widely copied fireback.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: C R / HONI SOI T·QVI·MAL·Y· PENSE / DIEU ET MON DROIT
Arms: English Stuart royal (prob. Charles II)
- Decoration tags:
- arched rectangular (shape)
- cavetto (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in the mid to late 17th century in England.
Current location: Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.
(part of the National Trust museum group)
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Carolean royal armorial firebacks
- Stuart royal armorial firebacks