fireback

Cast iron fireback. On either side neo-classical columns support scrolls which fill the angle between the top of the base and the deeply pierced decorative border of the semicircular top. Below is a horizontal band of scrolling.The central design is the Winter shield, enclosed within folds of stylised drapery. The shield has seven points in a horizontal band, above which is a central crescent. The shield is surmounted by a helmet and crown from which an upraised armoured arm and fist emerge to hold aloft three feathers. The initials I W and below, the date 1630, are arranged symmetrically in the spaces to either side of the shield. The fireback has been heavily painted in black and set into an oak mount. H 25".

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