VERY RARE FEDERAL MANTEL WITH A SCENE OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE Portrait Busts of Washington and Franklin By Robert Wellford Philadelphia Circa 1815 Primary Woods: Pine, Composition Ornaments Secondary Woods: Pine Height: 60 inches Width: 87 inches Depth: 6 1 /2 inches Reference: Mark Reinberger, Utility and Beauty - Robert Wellford and Composition Ornament in America, number 91. The mantel is one of four known with the battle of Lake Erie in the central panel and portrait busts of Washington and Franklin and comes from a house on Sansom Street, Philadelphia. The mantel is illustrated in American Collector, October 1942. 23