Description: Quasi-arched shape; straight fillet edging to sides and bottom, symmetrical, stepped cavetto, ovolo, cavetto and double arched on top; central pictorial scene of a female and male seated on a couch, both in 18th century dress, with swirled floral border; swirled floral base panel separated by a fillet; two sea serpents on top.
Notes: The dress of the figures portrayed suggests a late-18th century date
Current location: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 910.36 (part of the Hastings Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Miscellaneous pattern firebacks
Description: Arched shape with scrolled side brackets; astragal edging on arch; bipartite design with side pilasters and a central pilaster surmounted by two gothic traceried arches within each of which are two roses and two fleurs-de-lys; below left arch, letter W (possibly WY monogram) above first half of date; below right arch, shield bearing arms of the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon above second half of date.
Notes: The combination of the monogram and the arms of Stratford suggest an individual with a formal office within the borough; a mixture of Gothic and Classical elements; damage to bottom right side.
Inscription: W [Y?] / 15 85
Arms: Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon
Current location: Nash's House, Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
(part of the Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust museum group)