Description: Pentagonal; convex, twisted cloth edging with inner fillet; Tudor royal shield, garter, crown and supporters (crowned lion and dragon); initials split by crown; date split by garter buckle.
Notes: Royal arms of Queen Elizabeth I; uncommon edging.
Inscription: ER 1585
Arms: Tudor royal (Elizabeth I)
Current location: in private hands, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.
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)