Description: Arched rectangular shape; no edging; raised central square surmounted by Royal Arms of Great Britain and Ireland, with Garter, crown and lion and unicorn supporters; surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped, twisted floral wreath, within which the inscription is printed in capitals. Above the arms a raised rectangular fillet is surmounted by two suspended floral swags, one above the other, comprising roses and oak apples. On each side of the fillet are two Tudor roses, one above the other.
Notes: Dated to between 1714 and 1801. The inscription is the visible part of the lengthier formal title of the monarch, ‘By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lünenburg, Arch Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire’.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX F D BRUN ET LUN DUX / HONY SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
Arms: English Hanoverian royal
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/89 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Hanoverian royal armorial firebacks