overmantel


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overmantel

An ornamental panel or structure above a mantelpiece. When Victorian architecture was popular, a mirror was often set in the overmantel to reflect light into the room from a candelabra placed on the mantelpiece.
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It has two china sinks, a four oven Aga with overmantel, masses of storage, a central work island, polished granite surfaces and a proper pantry.
A huge overmantel mirror placed on the floor of a bedroom adds instant glamour and gives a decadent boudoir feel.
Lilia and rugby star Matt' Black furniture & accessories create drama in the spacious hallway' Splashes of red brighten up the simple dining room' Lilia''s touch is evident in the pink and white master bedroom' Serang table and 4 chairs, pounds 249, The Pier (0845 609 1234)' Beijing Tea Set, pounds 29, The Pier (0845 609 1234)' Barnes gilt overmantel mirror, pounds 120, John Lewis (08456 049 049)' Selection of vases, from pounds 6.
Jagger's 'Scandal' overmantel and firebasket was published in October's APOLLO, says that chimneypieces are firmly in the categories of 'furniture, craft, decorative arts, sculpture--part of the history of the English country house.
In the middle of the 19th century the arch or domed top overmantel mirror, made to go above imposing fireplaces, became popular, usually featuring plain, not bevelled glass, and often decorated with ball pendants and carved figures.
Special details of the interiors include the panelled dining room with its high ceiling and open fireplace in stone surround with heavy carved overmantel.
Arch top overmantel mirror with solid wood frame with Italian gilt finish, pounds 59.
Geraldine used gilding to decorate the inexpensive overmantel mirror.
In the middle of the 19th century, the arch or domed top overmantel mirror, made to go above imposing fireplaces, became popular, usually featuring plain, not bevelled glass, and often decorated with ball pendants and carved figures.
In addition to the new plumbing, wiring, security systems, bathrooms and kitchens there has been some meticulous refurbishment work, including the restoration of the fabulous carved overmantel in the reception hall.