The wood is outstanding tiger oak. Each extra beefy column is topped by a ornate wood carved capital design. Large columns are wider on the bottom and narrower on the top to visually give an even taller look.
Boxed out shelves below and above the mirror have vertically angled front and sides. Beautiful carving at the base and top corners. This is an original piece not a later reproduction which has been re-glued & refinished. We find since fireplace mantels are near a fire and get the draft from the chimney, they usually need to be re-glued after 100 + years. It dates from the 1890s to early 1900s.This has a nice large fireplace opening to be adaptable to modern construction. You can remove the flat oak pieces "wings" to the sides to make it narrower. Or, you can add additional flat oak pieces to the sides to make it wider. Length - 60 1/4 inch.
Height - 87 1/2 inch. Width - about 12 1/8 inch. Length - 41 1/4 inch. Height - 38 1/2 inch.This was professionally refinished many years ago. The wear is normal and appropriate to an item of this age.
There is always a question of how far to take restoration. We believe in making items usable and beautiful while leaving some of the well-earned aged.See the photos for further details. There are reflections in the photographs.
Don't miss out on this really wonderful item! The sooner you pay, the sooner you get your item. Otherwise, we reserve the right to re-list the item for sale. It is located in the Los Angeles Area. Specifically in Bellflower near the 91 and 605 freeways.
Item must be picked up within 60 days. We will meet the shipper of your choosing. We try to describe all our items very accurately.
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