Description: Rectangular with complex quasi-arched rectangular top; fillet edging; shield with Royal arms of France in a cartouche; above, an English crown.
Notes: The combination of the English crown and French arms is common and may relate to the marriage of Charles I and Princess Henrietta Maria of France in 1625. Said to have been cast by Thomas Prickett (1727-95) at Gloucester Furnace, Lamberhurst. Formerly part of the J. H. Every collection.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Arms: France modern
Current location: Michelham Priory, Arlington, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 1944.24.068 (part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)