Chimney piece

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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.
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In the south wall is a niche for musicians, over which is a coffered semi-dome; on each side of this is a white marble chimney piece.
The 16ft library is also on the ground floor and boasts a marble chimney piece and wall to wall fitted bookshelves, a deep bay window has folding shutters and there's a French door out to the garden.
Another piece is an important George III statuary marble and blue john chimney piece, from around 1780, displaying many of the hallmarks of the renowned architect Robert Adam (pounds 70,000-pounds 100,000).
The nearby courtyard at beautiful Thoresby Hall Hotel has a large stone statue of Robin Hood while the centrepiece of the 18th century hotel's historic library is a 14ft high elaborate chimney piece carved from a single oak which features figures of Little John and Robin Hood.
A huge kitchen-keeping room with a weighty brick chimney piece featuring a flat-screen television is a favorite gathering spot for family occasions, of which there are many.
Grey stones, being sold through Walker, Barnett & Hill at pounds EUR9,950, got its name from the colour of blocks from the castle incorporated in the inglenook chimney piece.
Inside, a fine reception hall has oak panelling and intricate ceiling plasterwork, oak floors and a sumptuous carved chimney piece.
On the ground floor, the solid oak door leads in to the reception hall where you'll find a solid oak chimney piece with feature rustic brick inset, hearth and open grate.
And Mr Higgins' pen and ink sketch is the only surviving image of a long-lost wooden panel which was part of the chimney piece in the home of Sir John Duck in Silver Street, Durham, which was demolished in the 1960s.