My husband and I have a very close match if not the exact match to the mantle featured here: [URL="http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20281870_20628487,00.html"]http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20281870_20628487,00.html
The mantle belonged to my husband's grandfather who was an Italian mason and worked on many relevant buildings & structures in the Boston area. The mantle was removed from the family's home in Dorchester and is now in our basement. If David Lopes or TOH is interested in taking a look at the mantle for the Roxbury project, we are in Roslindale and would welcome you to take a look.
Re: Matching Mantel
did anything ever happen with this?
incredibly awesome of you to offer a piece of family history up like this.