Chimney piece

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Chimney piece

An ornamental embellishment above or around the fireplace opening.
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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.
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The figure of Chaucer watches you from the top of the carved chimney piece; you look down into the grate and there you see the letters of the alphabet done in tiles.
Visit to order online; Oak chimney piece bearing the arms of the Blayneys from their family seat, Gregynog in Montgomery
A special feature is the chimney piece, a solid block of Forest of Dean stone is carved to represent the winter amusements of lovers and bears the motto 'Omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori-Virgil' which means 'Love conquers all; let us also yield to love'.
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.
The elegant drawing room runs the full width of the property and again has dado panelling, cornicing and a stone chimney piece. On either side of the fireplace there are fitted cupboards.
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.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms, each with period features including a cast-iron chimney piece. The annexe, in the former shop, has two bedrooms, one en-suite, and a bathroom.
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.