Description: Quasi-arched rectangular shape; on a ground, an armorial achievement comprising a central cartouche on which is an oval shield bearing the arms of the Cavendish family, with graduated bead edging; supporters, two stags rampant; above the cartouche, on a wreath a coiled snake crest surmounted by an earl’s coronet; the date split either side of the crest; to each side, a column with foliate capital supporting a three-sided arch with ovolo-moulded edging, on each shoulder of which is a flaming orb.
Notes: The arms are those of William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire (1617-84). Sotheby's auction, The Chatsworth Attic Sale, 7 Oct 2010, lot 3 (£18,750).
Arms: William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire
Current location:, England.
Description: Rectangular; fillet and astragal edging; initials between date in one horizontal line, upper half of plate.
Inscription: 16 ES 57
Current location: Cowfold Cottage Tandoori, Cowfold, West Sussex, England.
- Attached to series:
- Date & initials firebacks
Description: Canted rectangle; twisted rope edging (top and sides); initials in triad to left of date (7 reversed), all between two twisted rope saltires.
Notes: The distinctive form of the number '5' has been seen on another fireback indicating a common source.
Inscription: RAE [triad] 1657
Current location: in private hands, Lindfield, West Sussex, England.