[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəmˈɑːntə‍l/ ]
  1. a shelf over a mantelpiece
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How To Use overmantel In A Sentence

  • There is an open fireplace with an oak overmantel.
  • By the second quarter of the century, dwellings in Paris flaunted brilliant crystal chandeliers and small, exquisitely carved marble mantels with large mirror panels, or painted overmantels called trumeaus.
  • In 1980 the overmantel was the subject of a six-month campaign of conservation, when the failing plaster was stabilized and most of the paint from the ornamentation was removed.
  • Before Banks, commissions for sculptures in Britain produced busts, public statues, church monuments and decorative reliefs for overmantels and overdoors.
  • Below the gallery he divided the long wall into three sections with two Empire chimneypieces and overmantels.
  • They were named Skinner, Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, and Mr. Bensington interviewed them in a small room with hermetically sealed windows, a spotted overmantel looking-glass, and some ailing calceolarias. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth
  • One of the most successful styles adopted by carvers of rococo overmantels was chinoiserie.
  • In the overmantel mirror as she passed she paused to check her appearance. COMPULSION
  • The overmantel in the Small Drawing-Room at Levens Hall in Cumbria, for example, is supported by a pair of full-length figures, dating from the Tudor period, representing Samson to the left and Hercules to the right of the fireplace.
  • Carved overmantels, slate hearths and marble surrounds are typical of Victorian homes where making an impression with expensive materials was the fashion.
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