The central figure on this fireback is thought to be a soldier wearing the Highland uniform of Scottish regiments in the British army. A heavy plume adorns his bonnet, a broadsword drawn from its scabbard is uplifted in his right hand, and his left hand holds a shieldlike device. The leafy border capped by dolphins is modeled on Dutch ornamental designs of the late seventeenth century.
Inscription: inscribed: A.T. / NEW YORK / 1767
Charles Woolsey Lyon, Albany, New York, until 1916