The fire table match perfectly with the drawing and different tables realised by some reenactors.
For the table :
Why are the feet not the same color ?
We think that the worker on the broidrey wanted to show the inside of the feet.It is for that reason that the left foot is green with a red stipe and the right foot is green with an orange stripe.
What represent the objects above the fire table on a shelter ?
It most certainly is an brochettes holder .
The scale representation is it strong enough, can it hold fire ?
The table is 75 cm high and 85 cm x 85cm large,wich seems coherent for cooking a pot in suspension. If the table was higher the chef couldnt see inside the pots. it’s also very strong with feets 6cm thick.We also talked a lot with reenactors who cook on this kind of table, and a lot of them use only 10cm of soil inside their fire table, and again it matche with the broidry and the drawing at the right scale so 10 cm of soil. We have considered that the bottom of the table can be chang in case of the fire would dommage it.
Is it foldable ?
Well we dont know.While war time there were so many people working for the armies and nobles , we easely can imagine that for gaining room , the fire tables were foldable so that few workers could fold it before the chef began his preparations.
On the contrary, we can imagine the the chef must hurry to cook in time and maybe they did not have time to mount the fire table so they discharge it from the charriots and start the fire
For the other cooking device :
Why do we see 3 feet and only two for the fire table ?
The Embroiderers wanted maybe to broid with perspective ! As we can see the brochette holder wich is above the fire table but wich should more situated behind this one.
This form with 3 feet is probably a scare support. It has been turned of a quart so that the cooking device can posed on it wich is also perfectly stable , the weight does the rest.
What represent those stratas of colors inside inside this object :
red, brown, black, brown then red? We have passed a lot of time trying to understand, but the fact that there is fires on the ground and the characters aside hold a big fork , made us think to considerate that there is depth and that the food, inside and on the device, is in a cooking process.
We started our hypothese on :
the red represent heat, the brown evoke food like on the big fork and the black is the bottom ( metal plate).
What are those thin horizontal lignes in the middle?
If the brown is food, so it has to cooked above embers. We have suppose that it is put on grills.
Why does the character hold a big curved fork ?
To avoid burn himself while putting food inside an oven.
Why is there two fires on the ground ?
The hypothese of two fire under one oven seems highly revealent.
Why put two fire while only one would be sufficient ?
Segondly the fire on the right would burn the wooden part of the device. So, we have considerate that there was two oven, one behind another, with one fire for each one of them.
What are the purpose of the rings on each side ?
Certaily for transportation, we started from the postulate that these oven couldnt be foldable, so , heavy to carry. The rings serve at putting poles in it for the lifting.
Wht does the food on the superior part of the device ? We have supposed that the heat could damage the upper part and so that one must be in metal like a plancha. The food could be or cooked or keep warm on it while waiting to be served.