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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Turnburrys specialises in doors, floors, fireplaces, radiators and overmantels, bringing only the finest quality and natural materials that will transform any home.
In the main house, there's a sitting room and dining room, both with open fires with tiled surrounds and wooden overmantels, a large dining kitchen, utility room and office/store room.