Mr. Wittmann blocks a portion of his fireplace, which is positioned at the center outer wall of his "Deutsches Kriegs Room". An old Victorian clock, guarded by a Classical warrior with sword, centers the early Philadelphia carved oak mantle. A parade plumed Bavarian Pickelhaube decorates the left mantle end. Above, a choice pair of damascus swords flank the room's featured 1906 circa painting. It is artist signed, and depicts Otto von Bismarck as a Solingen blacksmith forging the symbolic sword of Germany. The Iron Chancellor offers the weapon to a figure reminiscent of the mythical Brünnhilde, who is dressed in Prussian blue gown and Garde du Corps eagle-topped helmet. The painting suggests a rightfully glorious Germany lead by Teutonic warriors.