Description: Quasi-arched rectangular shape; twisted rope edging on top and sides of rectangle, and separately around arch; the rope ends extend beyond both ends of the top edge; vertical rope lengths, to full height, inside left and right edges; rope crosses in arch and in upper centre of rectangle.
Notes: Probably an early vernacular example of a design mimicking the ‘Palladian’ style. The crosses suggest Christian significance.
Manufactured: in the mid to late 16th century in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Fernhurst, West Sussex, England.
- Attached to series:
- Rope design firebacks