mantelpiece

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mantelpiece

1. a shelf above a fireplace often forming part of the mantel
2. another word for mantel

Mantelpiece

The fittings and decorative elements of a mantel, including a cornice and shelf carried above the fireplace.

mantelpiece

1. The fittings and decorative elements of a mantel above a fireplace.
2. A shelf above a mantel; often called a mantelshelf.
3. The construction that serves as a support for the masonry above a fireplace.
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As the fireplace is the focus and arguably the most important item in any room, I have incorporated a deep mantel shelf in all my designs to give people the opportunity to display their favourite possessions.
They mandate the distance that such materials must be from the firebox opening--including how far a mantel shelf can project.
The Songbird is Singing by Alun Trevor The mantel shelf was rearranged so that the copper-coloured Empire State Building became the centrepiece, with our two metal, silver-coloured money boxes on either side.
The large living/sitting room has a bay window and enjoys an east/west orientation, and is dominated by an attractive feature fireplace with polished wood mantel shelf and surround, inset open grate and canopy, tiling and raised hearth.
The family bathroom is luxurious, with sash window, fireplace with mantel shelf, ceramic-tiled floor, a central slipper bath on ball-and-claw feet, vanitory unit in limed oak with display cabinets and dressing mirror and a marble surface incorporating an inset handbasin.