Fireplace and Mantel From Upstairs Room, The White House
On View: Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
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)
Gift of the Commision on Renovation of the Executive Mansion, The White House
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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)
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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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