Description: Rectangular; moulded border with bead edging derived from wooden strips (top and sides); top left, a saltire of the same moulding as the border, between roughly shaped D and R, both reversed.
Notes: The border appears to be in pieces of different lengths, probably from redundant furniture. Illustrated by Christy, 1908, and then in the possession of Mr E. Simmons of Lewes.
Inscription: D R
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- complex, furniture-derived (edging)
- simple stamps
- individual letters
Manufactured: in the early to mid 16th century in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Rolvenden, Kent, England.
Citation: Christy, M., 30 May 1908, 'The Old Flat Hearth and its Appliances, III - The Fire-back', The Crown, The Court and County Families' Newspaper, XCIX, Vol. 8, No. 9, pp. 383-6.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Initials only firebacks