Le Louvre French Antiques

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Dallas, TX 75207
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Code 318-81
Pair of Early 18th Century Forged and Lacquered Iron Gates from Provence France

These fabulous gates are period Regence, Circa 1715 and come from a chapel in Provence. They have beautiful double sided decorative motifs in gilt tole, green laquer and paint. Forged C and S Scrolls along with acanthus leaf motifs are seen throughout the gates. The acanthus leaf’s symbolism is immortality and is often seen on religious ornamentation. Towards the center top of each gate are two fantastical animals: winged birds with horses’ heads and two hooves, each resting upon green lacquered pedestals which are outlined in gold. Further down, at the center post is a green stylized drapery treatment with gilt rings and surround.

There are fucntional round iron knobs for opening and closing the gates at the center, and toward the bottom is a vertical latch for keeping the gates in place.

These antique French gates are elegant and impressive and will be a wonderful addition to any home, inside or out.

 CONDITION: Excellent condition. Minor losses to gilding, old surface buildup.

H=70 1/2 (measured at ends), Total Width=51, D=1 3/4 (6 including latch)
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