overmantel definition

  • noun:
    • A decorative construction or an ornamental panel situated above a mantelpiece.
    • A decorative framework, usually plasterwork or carved timber, and often containing a mirror, over a mantelpiece
    • In furniture-making, the frame of racks, decorative panels, or even the love, frequently including a mirror, which covers the chimney-breast over the mantelshelf.
    • a shelf over a mantelpiece
  • others:
    • Placed over the rack of a mantel, or willing to be therefore put: stated of a painting, a carved panel, or perhaps the want.

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