An ornamental structure over a mantelpiece, typically of plaster or carved wood and sometimes including a mirror.
- The carved foliage with ribbons and laurel wreaths applied to the center of the end cupboards relates to carvings on some of the best Federal mantels and overmantels in New Orleans.
- By the mid 18th century it was much more common for door furniture to be integrated with an interior design with ornament matching overmantels and cabinets.
- The overmantel contains its original rectangular mirror plate and has a moulded bead and leaf frame measuring 83 centimetres high by 150 wide.
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