Description: Arched rectangular shape with arch; bead-on-fillet edging within a cavetto-moulded border; pictorial representation of a man and woman in the dress of the mid 17th century, with a fruit tree between them.
Notes: The significance of this design has not been satisfactorily explained. Carpentier suggests it may be a contemporary depiction of Adam and Eve.
Copies of this fireback are known.
- Decoration tags:
- arched rectangular with arch (shape)
- cavetto (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in the mid to late 17th century in the Siegerland area of Germany.
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/69 (part of the National Trust museum group)
Citation: Carpentier, H., 1912, Plaques de Cheminées, Paris.
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks