Large Surface Mantel
This mantel piece is also known as a chimney piece which originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. This mantel illustrates decorative framework around the fireplace, and includes elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.
Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman