Oak Arts and Crafts style mantel
This Arts and Crafts mantel is in excellent condition. When originally made it had no rebate, and would have sat flat against the plaster, making it ideal for a modern stove surround,
At some stage in its life small strips of matching oak have been expertly added around the outside edge of the mantel to likely allow it to be more easily fitted with a tiled insert
These could be easily removed without any damage to the original mantel if needed.
The mantel is of a very simple and elegant design, with a top shelf supported by one central bracket and the shaped tops of the mantel legs, with an arched frieze to the front of the shelf.
The mantel legs feature slim rectangular columns that run down to slim moulded foot blocks.
The whole is a simple and stylish construction that displays excellent workmanship throughout.