Description: Quasi-rectangular; twisted rope edging (top and sides); three gothic panels arranged horizontally, the centre one wider than the other two, each panel a symmetrical arrangement of tracery patterns with an inverted ogee arch on top incorporating two flowers; below are six, irregularly spaced fleurs-de-lys.
Notes: The panels were probably derived from a dismantled wooden chest or hutch table, c.1500. Their gothic style belies the probable age of the fireback, such chests already being old when their parts might have been re-used. The same panels are on a fireback at East Grinstead Museum.
- Decoration tags:
- sub-rectangular (shape)
- rope (edging)
- carved pattern panels
Manufactured: in the early to mid 16th century in the Weald area of England.
Current location: Nymans, Staplefield Road, Handcross, Slaugham, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/NYM/M/77 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Gothic panel series
- Furniture stamp firebacks