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mantel

mantel, 2
1. A beam or arch that supports the masonry above a fireplace; also called a mantel-tree.
2. All the construction or facing around a fireplace.
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ORNATE This fine carved gilt over-mantle mirror in the dining room dates from the 1840s RELAXED Robin and Fiona in the drawing room with its Georgian pine and gesso chimneypiece SAFE HANDS Robin and Fiona Jell are custodians of the 400-year-old Coupland Castle near Wooler, Northumberland SKILLED Robin Jell renovates Georgian and Victorian chimneypieces RESTORED A chimney piece
There is another stone chimneypiece in the sitting room, also some part panelling to the walls, exposed beams and shuttered windows.
The hugely ornate carved chimneypiece in the dining room is a showpiece, spotted by Bjorn, en route to buy a new Volvo.
In the early 1840s, there being little interest in the work, it had somehow come into the possession of a retired schoolteacher who cut down the canvas to hang it over her chimneypiece.
In addition to the three main reception rooms, among them the 26ft long drawing room with its panelled chimneypiece, is a study.
There is the 36ft long drawing room with its carved chimneypiece and the vast principal bedroom, some 28ft by 22ft with its huge curving bay and views over the private parkland.
It keeps some of the most important features including canted bay windows, a superb Jacobean chimneypiece and ornate wall and ceiling carvings, dating back to around 1670.
Hunt Hall House has four reception rooms including a large dining room with fireplace and a drawing room with a marble chimneypiece and double doors to the covered terrace.
There is a panelled library with oak carved chimneypiece and another decorated ceiling, more than 29ft by 21ft.
There are five reception rooms including the drawing room with its old stone chimneypiece.