Overmantel

Description
An ‘overmantel’ was a decorative panel above a fireplace. At the centre of this panel is an image of the sun with a face, surrounded by scrolls with two cherubs above. It was salvaged from a bedroom in the farm in the 1980s.
Accession Loan No.
309/1988
Collection Class
Architectural fragments
Common Name
overmantel
Simple Name
overmantel
Dimensions
whole W 1050 mm; whole height 720 mm; whole depth 50 mm
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750)
Production Year Low
1640
Production Year High
1660
Family Group

Material
plaster
Collection Site Name
Great Moor Farm, Sowton
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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