This impressive, antique American fireplace surround features a dramatic, deeply moulded, step-back mantel over a deep frieze, flanked by fluted details. The jambs display double, round pilasters ending on blocks. It is a handsome addition for any wall.
PROVENANCE Henchman-Hancock House (Worcester, MA, built c. 1741). Former plaque on house (not included) reads: Built about 1741 by Daniel Henchman on Lincoln Street and for many years owned by John Hancock: Home of Levi Lincoln, Attorney General of the United States, Levi Lincoln, Second, and John Davis, Governors of Massachusetts. Marked by the Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter DAR 1904.
Note: Daniel Henchman's (1712-62) daughter Lydia married Thomas Hancock (1703-64), who was the uncle of John Hancock. Thomas Hancock adopted John following his father's death and his mother's remarriage.
DATE 19th century
DIMENSIONS Width 79 Depth 10.25 Height 58 in. Firebox: Width 50 Height 38 in.