Chimney piece


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

Chimney piece

An ornamental embellishment above or around the fireplace opening.

chimney breast, chimney piece

A projection into a room of fireplace walls forming the front portion of the chimney stack.

chimney piece

An ornament over and around a fireplace framing the mantel or the casing of the chimney breast.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The stained glass windows illustrate biblical scenes as does the chimney piece.
The chimney piece depicts the summer amusements of lovers and bears the legend 'Aestate Viresco' which translated means 'In the summer I grow green' and above the legend can be seen Cupid.
On entering the main house, double teak doors lead into the reception hall with carved oak chimney piece housing a Rococo cast iron fire surround and leading to a wide sweeping oak staircase.
Next door is the impressive library with old books climbing almost up to the high ceiling and a carved oak chimney piece depicting Sherwood Forest's famous Major Oak.
These include a large, light drawing room with a classical chimney piece and a semi-circular bow window, a large octagonal bay window and double French doors leading to the conservatory.
Inside, the accommodation includes a spacious reception hall with cloakroom, a sitting room with central chimney piece and wood burning stove, a wooden ?
On the first floor there are two bedrooms, each with period features including a cast-iron chimney piece.
A drawing room contains a cast-iron chimney piece with ornate surround and mantel, while the dining room also has a fireplace.
The drawing room features a 10-ton beautifully carved marble chimney piece.