A unique architectural from Italy, hand-carved in oak circa 1850, this interior door has been painted a grayish-blue color and adorned with golden geometric and foliate motifs on two rectangular panels with recessed molding. The top panel is aligned in a vertical fashion, with a lion mascaron at the top that is surrounded by curled leaves. Beneath the lion’s face is a beautiful Roman-style foliate arabesque flanked by a pair of roundels with vine-like tendrils.
The second panel beneath is much smaller and has a horizontal orientation. In the center is a vase-form embellishment, encircled by sinuous foliage. Most of the hardware has been removed, with the exception of two gudgeons (collars) from pintle hinges on the side. Our Italian interior door could be mounted with traditional hinges, but it could also be installed with a modern track system, allowing the door to slide from side to side. Painted antique doors are always in demand, as they can add an element of vibrancy and intrigue to any existing interior.
CONDITION: Good, strong antique condition, with minor losses, scratches, and age separations, all commensurate to age and use. Most of the hardware is missing, but the gudgeons from two pintle hinges still remain.