The interior of a chimney breast behind the stove should always be filled in solid with concrete or brickwork.
Fig. 31 illustrates the common form of constructing a chimney breast where a grate is to be used.
The chimney breast, or projecting wall forming the chimney, received especial attention.
He was dragged backward and knew that he was going through a secret panel near the chimney breast.
Frequently the mantel is done away with entirely and the chimney breast treated independently as a whole.
The chimney breast may be stepped back at the shelf height to form a narrow stone ledge, or the breast left without any shelf.
It springs from the chimney breast to the header of wood in front.
The servant was closing the window, her mistress standing near the chimney breast, when there was a sudden crash.