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Mantel or Mantelpiece

The mantel was originally a hood that extended over the fire and directed the smoke to the chimney. The actual mantel is the horizontal member directly above the fireplace openingsupporting the load above it. A mantelpiece is the whole decorative fireplace area.

Loyalist - Queenston ON
Arts and Crafts - Dundas ON
Georgian - Grafton ON
Neo-Calssical - Toronto ON
Neo-Calssical - Toronto ON
Regency - Ancaster ON
Gothic Revival - Hamilton ON
Colonial Revival - Langdon Hall ON
Victorian - Toronto ON
Mid-Century Modern - Massey College Toronto - with permission
Tudor Revival - Hamilton ON