fireplace mantel

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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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wide house have been restored, including wainscoting, pocket doors, a central staircase, and fireplace mantels.
The latex, once cooled into a sheet and tugged free from its archi-tectural armatures, displays the disquieting inverse memories of the original providential structures--features such as vertical siding and sills, or windowpanes and fireplace mantels, now tumbling and inchoate and retaining some of the clotted detritus and stain of the original components.