Description: Flattened arched rectangular shape; cavetto moulded edge all round; Stuart royal arms with lion and unicorn supporters, crown, garter and motto; CR initials placed separately outside supporters; date split either side of crown.
Notes: A much-copied variant with the additional initials, I T, above the date and on either side of the crown.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: I T / 1635 / C R / HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE / DIEV ET MON DROIT
Arms: English Stuart royal (Charles I )
- Decoration tags:
- arched rectangular (shape)
- cavetto (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in 1635 in the Weald area of England.
Current location: Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Gloucestershire, England.
Museum number: NT/DYR/M/2 (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.
- Attached to series:
- Carolean royal armorial firebacks
- Stuart royal armorial firebacks