noun, plural man·tel·shelves.
Examples from the Web for mantelshelf
He had a purse in his hand, and a bottle stood on the mantelshelf beside him.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
As Nat uttered the word, Rufus Cameron picked up a sea shell lying on a mantelshelf, and swung it behind his head.From Farm to Fortune|Horatio Alger Jr.
Then some one struck a match, and a lamp was lit and set on the mantelshelf.Nights in London|Thomas Burke
On the mantelshelf of the fireplace is seen a huge, seated Buddha, in whose lap rests a bulb.Plays by August Strindberg, Fourth Series|August Strindberg
On the mantelshelf and around the walls were various unnecessary articles which cost money.