M968.101 | Mantel
About 1900, 19th century or 20th century
Wood: mahogany; metal: copper, brass; Carved, assembled
156 x 280 x 26 cm
Gift of the Estate of Mr. W. Robert Reford
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Mantel (1)
This mantel is in the naturalist style so popular during the 19th century. It came from the home of Robert Reford, situated at the corner of Drummond and McGregor (now, Dr. Penfield) streets. Under the decorative wooden mantel is a hood made of anodized iron and hammered copper that has been attributed to the well-known Montreal ironworker, Paul Beau (1871-1949). The mantel was no doubt commissioned from a cabinet worker by Robert Findlay (1859-1951), the architect who designed the house.