This set of large oak and glass entry doors from France is from around the turn of the 20th century, circa 1900.
These doors have maintained the original worn coat of paint from the Art Nouveau period. Art Nouveau was a style of art and architecture that was popular between 1890-1910. The style was inspired by nature and used curving and organic lines to emphasize large open spaces.
Our set of arched doors is composed of four sections. The bottom of each section has an inset geometric panel: the two outer pieces have rectangular panels, while the inner two sections have asymmetrical curving shapes with an overall symmetric composition when viewed as a whole. Above each carved panel is a set of six beveled glass panes, often referred to as “lights”. The lights are separated by hand-carved muntin that join in mitred butt joints. Both the muntin and the carved panels below have traces of old green and white paint. One door has a lock cutout and iron hardware with a wooden handle.
Above the six panes on each door is an inset transom. A transom, or “vasistas” is a crosspiece that separates a door from the window above it. The two interior sections have four square glass panes each, while the outer sections have three asymmetrical shaped panes. All four transom sections are shaped in upward sloping arches.
Place these fantastic set of doors in the entryway to a sunroom or dining area to give the room a refreshing feel. They would also be perfect as an entryway to an Orangery.
CONDITION: Good strong condition, with all glass intact. Minor wear and and rubs to finish. No key. Overall in very good condition with wear commensurate to age and use.