Originally part of a large antique French cabinet (Buffet Deux Corps), this cherrywood door has a stylized logo of a Medoc region vineyard painted on the frontage. The main panel of the rectangular door has a shaped upper molding with a pair of small volute flourishes. A coat of arms, which approximates the wine label of Chateau Malescot St Exupery, can be seen on this panel. The heraldic display consists of a pair of lion supporters holding a French style escutcheon, which is emblazoned with two florets flanking a chevron. The shield is topped with an open crown and a curled banner that reads Sempur Ad Altum (“always reach higher”) is under it. “Margaux” has been painted beneath the banner, which is the appellation for red wines from the Margaux-Cantenac commune of France.
The bottom of the door consists of a horizontally aligned rectangular panel with similar molding to the top. A fluted rectangular border has been painted on the interior of the panel. A keyplate with geometrical motifs is to the left side of the door, while iron hinges are still affixed to the right side. This painted antique cherrywood cabinet door would make a great addition to a wine room or bar. It could be used as a built-in door or simply hung on a wall as architectural decoration.
CONDITION: Good condition, wear commensurate to age and use with minor rubs and losses. Traces of old wood worm. The vineyard elements are not original to the door, as it was painted after being removed from the original furniture. The iron hardware is still present.