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  • When I consider how our houses are built and paid for, or not paid for, and their internal economy managed and sustained, I wonder that the floor does not give way under the visitor while he is admiring the gewgaws upon the mantelpiece, and let him through into the cellar, to some solid and honest though earthy foundation.
  • The old house was demolished and some elements, including the carved oak mantelpiece and paneling were incorporated into the new building.
  • The innocuous worlds of mantelpiece ornaments and the decorative arts are turned upside down creating forms that are both witty and disturbing.
  • This delightful cottage has an entrance porch leading into the open sitting room cum dining room featuring a pine mantelpiece and wooden beams.
  • A splendid Luca [sic - Andrea] della Robbia (now the drawing room mantelpiece) was also secured, for thirty pounds.

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