Description: Arched rectangular shape; ovolo edging; Stuart royal arms of England (quarterly, 1st and 4th, France and England, 2nd Scotland and 3rd Ireland) with garter, crown, motto and supporters; initials either side of lion’s head; date either side of unicorn’s head.
Notes: The slightly awkward positioning of the date suggests it was added later.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: I R [Iacobus Rex] 16 04 / DEV ET MON DROIT
Arms: English Stuart royal - James I
Current location: Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent, England.
Museum number: NT/SCO/M/62 (part of the National Trust museum group)