Description: Rectangular; cavetto-moulded edging; shield, crown and supporters of King Philip IV of Spain, incorporating the arms of Castille and Leon, Aragon - Sicily, Granada, Portugal, Austria, Burgundy and Brabant; around the shield is the chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece; at the top, the date split by the crown; behind, crossed lilies.
Notes: By 1662 the arms of Portugal were redundant on the Spanish royal arms, but were retained until after the death of Philip IV; the word, LOVEN, indicates the particular association of this plate with the town of Leuven, the capital of Brabant in what was, at the time, part of the Spanish Netherlands.
Inscription: 16 62 / LO VEN
Arms: King Philip IV of Spain
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/78 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Foreign armorial firebacks