chimney piece



Chiefly British. mantlepiece.
Obsolete. a decoration over a fireplace.

Origin of chimney piece

First recorded in 1605–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chimney piece

Historical Examples of chimney piece

  • They both talked standing in front of the chimney-piece, where some logs were blazing.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • Some logs and some small wood were piled in a corner, near the chimney-piece.


    Emile Zola

  • She had risen to her feet, and was standing by the chimney-piece.

  • On his chimney-piece he had photographs of Mrs. Langtry and Mary Anderson.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • As half-past ten chimed from the clock on the chimney-piece, Hugh rose to go.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald