chimney breast

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

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In the south wall is a niche for musicians, over which is a coffered semi-dome; on each side of this is a white marble chimney piece.
The 16ft library is also on the ground floor and boasts a marble chimney piece and wall to wall fitted bookshelves, a deep bay window has folding shutters and there's a French door out to the garden.
Instant expert SOTHEBY'S the auctioneers is holding its first-ever sale dedicated entirely to antique chimney pieces and fire grates.
The nearby courtyard at beautiful Thoresby Hall Hotel has a large stone statue of Robin Hood while the centrepiece of the 18th century hotel's historic library is a 14ft high elaborate chimney piece carved from a single oak which features figures of Little John and Robin Hood.
A huge kitchen-keeping room with a weighty brick chimney piece featuring a flat-screen television is a favorite gathering spot for family occasions, of which there are many.
Grey stones, being sold through Walker, Barnett & Hill at pounds EUR9,950, got its name from the colour of blocks from the castle incorporated in the inglenook chimney piece.
The total costs for fixing the 28 chimneys is estimated at [euro]1,450,000, with "reserved specialists" required for each of the following four areas - chimney piece cleaning and repair, [euro]200,000, stonework cleaning and repair, [euro]750,000, copper and slate work, [euro]350,000 and lead work at [euro]150,000.
Inside, a fine reception hall has oak panelling and intricate ceiling plasterwork, oak floors and a sumptuous carved chimney piece.
On the ground floor, the solid oak door leads in to the reception hall where you'll find a solid oak chimney piece with feature rustic brick inset, hearth and open grate.
And Mr Higgins' pen and ink sketch is the only surviving image of a long-lost wooden panel which was part of the chimney piece in the home of Sir John Duck in Silver Street, Durham, which was demolished in the 1960s.
In 1580, Bess of Hardwick, Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, used Ashford marble to build a chimney piece in the great chamber at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, and her great-great grandson, the 4th Earl of Devonshire, used it when he rebuilt Chatsworth a century later.
In keeping with the spirit of the Victorian age, the floor of the grand hall is made of oak from the surrounding forests, whilst the oak-panelled library boasts an elaborately carved chimney piece depicting scenes of Sherwood Forest with statuettes of Robin Hood and Little John supporting each side.