Definition of chimney piece in English:

chimney piece

noun

British
  • A mantelpiece.

    • ‘His Chinese collection was housed at his home, Fonthill, in a specially designed room in which the chimney piece and fittings were entirely made of ebony inlaid with ivory.’
    • ‘The London map- and printseller John Garrett in his 1679 catalogue described a map of the world in four sheets on linen and rollers with views on the side as ‘a fit ornament for a chimney piece.’’
    • ‘For example, one of the chimney pieces incorporates elements from Plate 64 in William Kent's Designs of Inigo Jones.’
    • ‘As well as the four bedrooms, there is a living area with a granite chimney piece stretching to the ceiling and an open grate.’
    • ‘A few ornaments lay upon the chimney piece, which was formed from layers of pristine, white marble.’
    • ‘After leaving the stairwell and statue, guests entered the principal drawing room, where, above the chimney piece, Wellington chose to hang a portrait of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.’
    • ‘At its centre is a fireplace encased within a brick chimney piece.’
    • ‘The newly-installed chimney piece in Prince William's university digs - a large country house just outside St Andrews - is the ultimate stamp of approval for the small Borders firm of Thistle & Rose.’
    • ‘Corbusier wrote, ‘I thought of the cowboy in the Wild West, smoking his pipe, his feet in the air higher than his head against the chimney piece.’’
    • ‘An arch leads to a second reception room with a brick chimney piece, beyond which the small kitchen features maple units and a blue mosaic tiled splashback.’
    • ‘A large bay window provides wonderful sea views while a white marble chimney piece is another attractive feature of the drawing room.’
    • ‘In 1561, for example, he acquired a copy of the recently published Livre de perspective by Jean Cousin and the chimney piece in the Great Hall at Burghley is derived from Serlio's L' architettura.’
    • ‘Melan followed his gaze and made her way to the chimney piece.’
    • ‘There are a number of fine Irish chimney pieces including one in carved pine, George III (estimate €9,000 - €12,000) and a Regency pair in white marble.’
    • ‘Features include pitch-pine flooring, timber fireplaces in two bedrooms and a sandstone chimney piece in the living room.’
    • ‘He is best known for, and indeed gave his name to, a kind of grisaille which gives the illusion of a marble relief, often over a door or chimney piece.’
    • ‘A tipsy mouse did pop from the chimney piece to collect a sticky crumb.’
    • ‘A number of period features remain intact including cornicing, chimney pieces and Georgian marble mantelpieces.’
    • ‘The Websters established their marble works nearby, using the canal to ship in foreign marble and export heavy goods such as elaborately carved chimney pieces.’
    • ‘Standard features include fitted kitchens, feature chimney pieces in living rooms, gas-fired central heating, video intercom system, lifts and timber decked balconies and patios.’

Pronunciation:

chimney piece

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