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  • noun Plural form of overmantel.


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  • During the subsequent half hour, while he weighed the merits of Empire overmantels versus spiral ramps, Thatcher was free to pursue his own thoughts.

    Murder Without Icing Lathen, Emma, pseud 1972

  • The overmantels were decorated with coats-of-arms and other carving, and the entablature over the fireplace often had Latin mottoes.

    Furnishing the Home of Good Taste A Brief Sketch of the Period Styles in Interior Decoration with Suggestions as to Their Employment in the Homes of Today Lucy Abbot Throop

  • In fact it got so far that she gave grandma notice, and announced her intention of going to a married sister's home for that process known as "getting her things ready," while Larry, in keeping up his end of the stick, bought a neat cottage and began furnishing it in the style approved by his circle, with bright linoleum on the floors, plush chairs in the "parler," and china ornaments on the overmantels.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn Miles Franklin 1916

  • One might tell endlessly of paneling, of the delicate carving of mantels and overmantels, of chairs, tables, desks, and sofas of Chippendale,

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home' Julian Street 1913

  • They included overmantels, the entire breastwork of the chimney often being covered with stone or marble or black oak, right up to the ceiling or the cornice.

    Chats on Household Curios 1900

  • Sideboards and cabinets of carved Indian wood blocked up the roadway, and made black patches against the oak-panelled walls; overmantels of the same dusky hue stretched up to the ceilings, and Oriental rugs of priceless value, but distressing shabbiness, were spread over the floors, while the lower windows were covered with screens of carved wood, such as are to be seen over the windows of Turkish harems.

    A Houseful of Girls George de Horne Vaizey 1887

  • The fine decorative wooden overmantels and doorways still remain, and the joints and edges of the panels are all carved, which gives a very handsome appearance to some of the rooms.

    The Strand District The Fascination of London Walter Besant 1868

  • There were plenty of the latter, judging by the feverish telephone bidding for Regency doors, enormous giltwood overmantels and other treasures. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2010

  • The front parlor and dining room have elaborate early Neo-classical Revival mantels with mirrored overmantels, while the north room has a marbleized slate mantel with turned colonnettes and incised decoration.

    unknown title 2009


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