Arched Chestertown

Experience Elegance: Arched Chestertown Mantels by Forshaw – Where Style Meets Warmth

Product Description

The Arched Chestertown Mantel is a contemporary masterpiece, featuring fluted columns that infuse grace and style into any fireplace setting. Shown here in a stunning Painted White finish with Grey Granite accents.

Product Features

Elegant Fluted Columns
Contemporary Design
Customizable Finishes
Crafted from High-Quality Wood

Product Specifications

Arched Chestertown 36″:

Overall Length (OL): 62 inches
Overall Height (OH): 54.5 inches
Width (W): 47 inches
Hearth Height (H): 39.5 inches
Shelf (S): 5.5 inches
Leg (L): 5 inches
Overall Leg Width (OLW): 57 inches
Arched Chestertown 42″:

Overall Length (OL): 68 inches
Overall Height (OH): 54.5 inches
Width (W): 53 inches
Hearth Height (H): 39.5 inches
Shelf (S): 5.5 inches
Leg (L): 5 inches
Overall Leg Width (OLW): 63 inches

Installation Options

Suitable for Indoor Fireplaces

Fuel Types


Fuel Type Application


Clearances and Cavity Measurements

Clearance to Combustibles:

Most building codes specify a minimum clearance between the fireplace mantel and any combustible materials, such as wood framing, drywall, or other finishes.
Typically, the clearance might be around 6 inches or more, but it can vary. Check your local building codes for the exact requirements.
Height Clearance:

Ensure that the mantel is installed at a height that complies with local regulations. This is particularly important to prevent any fire hazards or interference with the functionality of the fireplace.
Mantel Depth:

The depth of the mantel should also be considered. It’s important to maintain a safe distance from the front of the fireplace to prevent any potential hazards.
Cavity Measures:

When referring to cavity measures, you might be considering the dimensions of the fireplace opening or the recessed area where the mantel is installed.
The mantel’s size should complement the overall dimensions of the fireplace and the surrounding space.
Non-Combustible Materials:

Ensure that the materials used for the mantel are non-combustible or have been treated to be fire-resistant.


Limites warranty

Product Highlights

Forshaw Mantels stands out as a premier provider of exquisite fireplace mantels, offering a diverse range of high-quality products that seamlessly blend timeless elegance with contemporary design. Among their notable offerings, the Heritage Series Custom Wood Mantels captivate with their artisanal craftsmanship and attention to detail. The Arched Chestertown, a highlight from this series, exudes sophistication with fluted columns, creating an aura of grace and style around any fireplace. Available in custom sizes and finishes, these mantels are not only visually striking but also meticulously designed to meet safety standards, ensuring a harmonious fusion of aesthetics and functionality. Committed to excellence, Forshaw Mantels invites customers to explore their Ready Built, Simplicity Mantels, Reclaimed Timber Mantels, and Jakarta Teak Mantels, each embodying a unique character that elevates the ambiance of any space.

At the core of Forshaw Mantels’ offerings is a dedication to personalized luxury through their Estate Series Custom Wood Mantels. Crafted with precision, these mantels are a testament to the company’s commitment to providing tailored solutions for discerning customers. The customization extends to the Custom Calculator, allowing clients to specify dimensions for a perfect fit. With a fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetics, Forshaw Mantels delivers not just mantels but timeless statements that transform ordinary fireplaces into focal points of beauty and sophistication. From the warmth of the Heritage Series to the versatility of the Estate Series, Forshaw Mantels continues to redefine fireplace aesthetics, offering a curated collection that harmonizes innovation with classic design.

Company Overview for Manufacturer

Forshaw Mantels, based in Saint Louis, Missouri, stands as a distinguished manufacturer and provider of premium fireplace mantels that seamlessly blend traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design. With a legacy spanning over years, Forshaw Mantels has become synonymous with elegance and quality in the world of fireplace accessories. The company’s extensive catalog boasts a variety of mantel styles, from the Heritage Series with its timeless charm to the Estate Series, offering personalized luxury through custom wood mantels. Their commitment to excellence is evident not only in the aesthetic appeal of their products but also in the meticulous attention to safety standards, ensuring that each mantel is not just a decorative piece but a functional and secure addition to any fireplace.

At the heart of Forshaw Mantels’ success lies a dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction. Their product range extends beyond traditional mantels to include Ready Built, Simplicity Mantels, Reclaimed Timber Mantels, and Jakarta Teak Mantels, catering to diverse tastes and interior styles. The company’s emphasis on customization, as demonstrated by the Custom Calculator, showcases their commitment to providing tailored solutions for clients seeking unique and personalized fireplace enhancements. With a strong dealer network, Forshaw Mantels continues to be a trusted name in the industry, delivering timeless and sophisticated fireplace solutions that elevate the ambiance of homes and spaces.


Q: Are Forshaw Mantels products customizable?
A: Yes, Forshaw Mantels offers customization options, allowing you to tailor the dimensions and finishes of certain mantel series.

Q: What is the lead time for custom mantel orders?
A: The lead time for custom mantel orders can vary. Please contact a Forshaw Mantels dealer or representative for specific lead time information.

Q: Are Forshaw Mantels’ products compliant with safety standards?
A: Yes, all Forshaw Mantels products are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed safety standards to ensure safe installation and use.

Q: Can I purchase Forshaw Mantels products directly from the website?
A: Forshaw Mantels primarily works through authorized dealers. Please use the Dealer Locator on the website to find a dealer near you.

Q: Are installation instructions provided with Forshaw Mantels products?
A: Yes, installation instructions are included with each product. It’s important to follow these instructions for a safe and proper installation.

Q: Do Forshaw Mantels offer outdoor fireplace solutions?
A: Yes, Forshaw Mantels provides outdoor fireplace solutions, including outdoor kitchen options.

Q: Can I order a sample of the mantel finish before making a purchase?
A: Forshaw Mantels does not currently offer samples, but you can visit a dealer to view physical samples.

Q: Are the mantels suitable for electric as well as wood-burning fireplaces?
A: Yes, Forshaw Mantels’ products are suitable for both electric and wood-burning fireplaces, depending on the model.

Q: What materials are used in Forshaw Mantels’ Ready Built series?
A: The materials used in the Ready Built series can vary but often include high-quality wood and finishes.

Q: Do Forshaw Mantels products come with a warranty?
A: Yes, Forshaw Mantels provides a warranty for their products. Details can be obtained from the authorized dealer.

Q: Are there specific cleaning instructions for mantel maintenance?
A: Cleaning instructions may vary based on the mantel material. Refer to the provided care and maintenance guide for specific details.

Q: Can I paint or stain the mantel to match my décor?
A: Some Forshaw Mantels products are paintable or stainable. Check the product specifications or consult with a dealer for guidance.

Q: What is the difference between the Heritage and Estate Series?
A: The Heritage Series offers timeless designs, while the Estate Series provides personalized luxury through customizable wood mantels.

Q: Do Forshaw Mantels provide international shipping?
A: Forshaw Mantels primarily serves the U.S. market. International shipping availability may vary.

Q: Are there financing options available for Forshaw Mantels products?
A: Financing options may be available through authorized dealers. Please inquire with your local dealer for more information.

Q: Can I install a Forshaw Mantel on a gas fireplace?
A: Yes, Forshaw Mantels’ products are generally suitable for gas fireplaces. Follow the recommended clearances and guidelines.

Q: Do you offer design consultations for choosing the right mantel?
A: Forshaw Mantels recommends consulting with authorized dealers for design assistance and guidance on selecting the perfect mantel for your space.

Q: Are there restrictions on where Forshaw Mantels products can be shipped?
A: Shipping restrictions may apply, depending on the destination. Check with the authorized dealer for shipping details.

Q: Can I retrofit an existing fireplace with a Forshaw Mantel?
A: Retrofitting is possible in many cases. Consult with a professional installer to ensure compatibility with your existing fireplace.