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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.

   
 
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