Overdoor

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Overdoor

A wall area directly above a doorway containing a panel ornamented with carvings or figures.
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overdoor, sopraporta

overdoor panel
A wall area, more or less ornamented, directly above a doorway.
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The oak over-mantel boasts chamfered stone work either side and features the site of two original bread ovens.
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This elegant room is 24ft square and has an impressive feature fireplace with granite over-mantel housing log burning stove, and archway through to dining room.
It is likely that the wood panelling, old studded rear door and certainly the finely carved over-mantel, which bears the coat of arms and crest of the Hazelwood family, came from an earlier building on the site.
Owned by Plympton Priory until the 1530s, the property was sold to the Parker family in the late 16th century who were responsible for much of the unusual and lavish additions of the time such as the fine Renaissance carvings and the fireplace over-mantel plasterwork.
Arched pine over-mantel mirror pounds 115 (www.mirror-mirror.com, 0845 370 3443).
An exquisitely carved limewood over-mantel featuring flowers, wheat, pea-pods, shells and pearls from the school of Grinling Gibbons is just one of the sumptuous items to feature in Joanna Booth's recent catalogue of European sculpture, tapestries and Old Master paintings (247 King's Road, London +44 [0]20 7352 8998).
The formal living room runs the breadth of the house and is complemented by mirrors which frame the fireplace rather than having a traditional over-mantel mirror.
She suggests measuring the item you want, such as an over-mantel mirror, cutting the shape from newspaper and placing it on the wall to see how the scale feels.