Description: Arched rectangular shape; cavetto-moulded edging; figure in mid-17th century armour, sword in belt, riding a prancing horse; initials split, below corners of arch, in front of horse’s head and behind rider’s back.
Notes: Probably intended to represent Charles I in memorial, as other firebacks in this style date from the end of the Commonwealth period.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: [C missing] R
- Decoration tags:
- arched rectangular (shape)
- cavetto (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in the mid 17th century in the Weald area of England.
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/77 (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).
Citation: Lloyd, N., 1925, 'Domestic Ironwork I', Architectural Review, 58, pp. 58-67.
Citation: Baines, J. M., 1958, Wealden Firebacks (Hastings Museum).
- Attached to series:
- Small cavetto series