Circa 1856 fireplace surrounds, mantels and moldings have been saved in my friend's house project. They will be completely stripped, repaired as needed and used in the house once again. The entire floorplan of the house will be changed, including moving existing chimneys, so the handcarved surrounds had to be removed for the time being anyway. They are just leaned against the walls for now. The house underwent extensive remodeling in the 1930s and the 1980s, so original details were unfortunately scarce, but these original pieces will really add to the house when it's completed. The first post about this home restoration is here.