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walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base

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The dining room has a fireplace with impressive and ornately carved sandstone chimney piece plus beautiful oak panelled walls, while upstairs, the half landing leads out onto a balcony.
The former drawing room of Rangemore Hall is now a sitting room and dining kitchen with a pair of ornate chimney pieces and tall windows providing views over the terrace and parkland leading down to the lake to the east of the property.
The drawing room is a delightful room with a stone mullion leaded light window to the front, carved stone chimney piece and windows to the side and rear with views onto the garden.
Little by little this flamboyant style became less fashionable, but the idea of a set of vases on the chimney piece stayed on.
The stylish apartment, which has been updated to a high standard by the current owners, has a trio of sash windows in the lounge and graceful white marble chimney piece.
They are the sort of "Greenery Yallerly" that any up-and-coming aesthete would delight in arranging cherry blossom in on their heavily-velveted chimney piece.
At one point he irritated the architect by designing himself the chimney piece for the Great North Bedchamber, a coal-burning ex-x travaganza based on Bishop Dudley's tomb at Westminster Abbey.
More than one local historian has taken the oak well staircase with carved newel tops and turned balusters to admire the two tier stone chimney piece in The Kenilworth Room.
The focal point of the room is a wood-burning stove set into a deep recess with chimney piece and spiral staircase to the first floor.
Simpson and Son, London, circa 1880 and two ebonised pine Gothic Revival bookcases (each PS2,000-3,000); a Gillows Regency library bergere chair (PS2,500-3,500); a 17th Gothic carved sandstone chimney piece (PS1,000-1,500) and seven late 19th century brass ring chandeliers with holophane shades (PS800-1,200).
Two men with ropes, brooms, a blanket & a long Ladder come to the house, one of them enters and stations himself at the bottom of the chimney where the grate is, having a servant or somebody to assist him in holding up the blanket before the chimney piece to prevent the room from being spoiled by the soot; the other mounts the ladder & goes to the top of the chimney, and after calling down to give notice to his partner below, drops down the rope with a piece of lead fastened to the end of it, keeping the other end in his hand.
The West Reception Room contains a marvellous marble chimney piece with brass and cast iron fittings.
The drawing room, described as "sumptuous", has an ornate carved chimney piece, wood flooring and views across the gardens.
The sitting room has a deep bay window with a full window seat and a carved chimney piece with marble slips and hearth.
Among the highlights are an entire extraordinary French 18th century room, comprising gilt and white painted paneling, bookcases and chimney piece from the library of the Hotel Gaulin, Dijon, which was first acquired from its original home by J.