Southern, likely Kentucky, fireplace mantel and surround, poplar, with chip carved and sponge paint decoration. Shaped top with sawtooth carved top edge, ends supported by molded plinth like columns with chip carved lower edges, center frieze with chipped carved and beveled medallion decoration; sides with stylized carved vasiform columns terminating in plinth style bases. 56 1/2" H x 64" W x 7 3/4" D. Opening measures: 38 3/4" H x 35 1/4" W. Probably third quarter 19th century. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with general surface wear and abrasions, especially at feet; notch shaped loss on one side near top.
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