Taken from a prison in Romans-Sur-Isere, France, this porte cachot (dungeon door) has an exterior façade that is embellished with hundreds of iron nailheads arranged in 32 rows. The three inch thick door was hand-carved in the 1700’s with a square window fitted with two crossed iron bars beneath an arched top. Parts of the original iron hardware remain, including a handle and lock plate, both on the exterior side. The door has fantastic character, with its original patina from hundreds of years of age and natural wear. This one of a kind piece would make a great door for a courtyard entrance. It can also be used as an interior door for a pantry or wine cellar.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor losses to wood. Acceptable losses of nailheads with some replacements, which are still antique. Original iron straps on backside not present.