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Ironwork, Room 113, case WN
Cast iron fireback with the arms of the Francis family of Derbyshire, dated 1606.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Height: 74 cm, Width: 68 cm, Depth: 4 cm
Object history note
The fireback probably specifically relates to Sir Edward Francis, who, as seneschal to the 9th Earl of Northumberland at Petworth in Sussex, took over the running of the estate there in 1606 when his master was committed to the Tower of London because of his implication in the Gunpowder Plot [information from Jeremy Hodginson, 2013].
Fireback with the arms of the Francis family of Derbyshire, cast iron, made in England, dated 1606.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Lloyd, N. Domestic Ironwork. I. Firebacks. Archaeological Review. LVIII, 1925. pp.58-67.
fig. 217, pp. 159, 250
Hodgkinson, Jeremy. British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries. Crawley: HodgersBooks. 2010
Labels and date
England; dated 1606
With the arms of the Francis family of Derbyshire.
Museum no. M.344-1926 [07/1994]
Coats of arms