The header is adorned with an ornately carved onlay featuring urn, acanthus leaf and dolphin detail. The square, tapered pilaster legs are also finished with a gilded cartouche above scrolled ornament.
Condition: This mantel is in good condition with expected surface scuffs, scratches and dents as expected with age. The shelf shows wear and flaked paint.
Weight and Measurements:
Weight: 65 lbs.
Firebox- 36"(W) x 35 1/8"(H)
Overall- 58(L) x 14.25(W) x 54.375(H)
Additional Measurement Detail : The back of the shelf has a roughly 4" deep cutout for a chimney breast (as shown in the last photo), the front edge of the cutout is 45 1/2" wide, while the back edge is 52". The outer sides of the legs are angled and have a small cutout for a chair rail.
History: This mantel was salvaged from the Kean Estate, a 17,000 square-foot mansion set atop the highest point in Livingston, New Jersey. This Georgian style stone mansion was the original home of 10-term U.S. Congressman Robert W. Kean, father of former Governor Thomas Kean. This sprawling residence features 14 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 15 fireplaces. The Kean Estate, and items from it, is featured on Episode 6, Season 11, of the DIY Network Show, "Salvage Dawgs".
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