Description: Arched rectangular shape; simulated twisted rope edging (top & sides); symmetrical arrangement of fleurs de lys (two types - 2 and 1), diamond shapes (2) and cross-cut squares (4) includes the monogram in which the letters I and F are separated by a small, hollow diamond stamp, the M being above; interspersed symmetrical arrangement of raised spots (8).
Notes: The initials, as with other triple-lettered forms, in which the middle letter is set apart from the other two, may relate to a married couple where their surname initial is M. Another example seen has shown that the pattern was formed of five angular, uneven-sized planks battened together.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 1613 / M / I F
Current location: Godalming Museum, Godalming, Surrey, England.
Museum number: B980.400 (part of the Godalming Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Diamond series