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Fireplace and Mantel From Upstairs Room, The White House

Decorative Arts

On View: Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Marble, brass
DATES ca. 1850-1870
DIMENSIONS Overall height: 46 3/4 inches Length of mantel: 72 inches Length of frame around hearth 75 inches Depth varies 11 1/4 to 12 3/4 inches along scalloped front edge of mantel  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 51.113
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Commision on Renovation of the Executive Mansion, The White House
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Fireplace and Mantel From Upstairs Room, The White House, ca. 1850-1870. Marble, brass, Overall height: 46 3/4 inches. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Commision on Renovation of the Executive Mansion, The White House, 51.113. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, Civil_War_dressing_room_yr1967_installation_48.207.270_42.4_51.113_53.219_45.140_53.183.3_53.47_52.120_40.930.58_53.20.2_45.25.2_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE installation, Civil_War_dressing_room_yr1967_installation_48.207.270_42.4_51.113_53.219_45.140_53.183.3_53.47_52.120_40.930.58_53.20.2_45.25.2_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1967
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION From upstairs room, The White House, Washington, D.C. ca. 1850-70. Rococo Revival. Marble hearth with wood frame, 17 inches deep (wood frame 2 inches wide). Opening is a series of oval frames, with bracket leaf ornament at top center. Off-white marble with dark veins; polished and black-painted brass.
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 <em>Fireplace and Mantel From Upstairs Room, The White House</em>, ca. 1850-1870. Marble, brass, Overall height: 46 3/4 inches. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Commision on Renovation of the Executive Mansion, The White House, 51.113. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, Civil_War_dressing_room_yr1967_installation_48.207.270_42.4_51.113_53.219_45.140_53.183.3_53.47_52.120_40.930.58_53.20.2_45.25.2_SL1.jpg)