Hand-carved in France during the 1700’s, this oak overdoor has an airy and scrolled cartouche. The semi-circular architectural features several layers of thick molding along the edges. The large cartouche has a central oval medallion that is formed by two facing C-scrolls. It is surrounded by a series of volute scrolls and curled leaves. A previous owner had the overdoor stripped, revealing strong grain patterns and providing a light and versatile color . However, some subtle hints of the old stain were smartly left to create a nice contrast and retain its character.
If used as originally intended, the piece would be hung above a door frame or simply placed on a wall as architectural art. The overdoor could also be used as a headboard for a smaller bed, such as a twin or full.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor rubs, losses, and age separations. Visible old repairs and fills. The overdoor has been stripped, leaving light traces of the original finish. The overdoor has not been wired for hanging.