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1. a shelf above a fireplace often forming part of the mantel
2. another word for mantel
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The fittings and decorative elements of a mantel, including a cornice and shelf carried above the fireplace.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
1. The fittings and decorative elements of a mantel above a fireplace.
2. A shelf above a mantel; often called a mantelshelf.
3. The construction that serves as a support for the masonry above a fireplace.
4. A mantelshelf.
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