1999/869 Chester County Gouge Carved Mantel c.1790-1810
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To a fine quality mixed pine mantel, reported to have been removed form a house in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The shelf has three projections with gouge carved courses. The projections agree with three tablets applied to the frieze. The tablets and course above are richly carved with folk art gouge work including snow flake, crosses and brilliant cut. The mantel jambs or legs are mounted with reeded pilasters and a similar reeded hearth surround topped by two mitre blocks with gouge carving. A beaded member is applied to the hearth opening and jamb exterior. The mantel has been hand cleaned of all old paint buildup, woodwork repairs have been made as necessary and a rich hand rubbed patina finish applied. Should you wish to paint the mantel, use a soft cloth with turpentine to remove any wax from the surface of the mantel prior to painting.
This mantel should be installed by your mechanic in accordance with all local fire and building codes.
Length of Shelf: 75.5", Length of Body: 74.75", Length of Opening: 45.25"
Height of Opening: 43", Height Overall: 62.75", Depth of Shelf: 8"
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