Early 1900s Arched Oak and Iron Entry Door from France

SKU: 422-247 Category: Tag:

$5,200.00

Early 1900s Arched Oak and Iron Entry Door from France

SKU: 422-247 Category: Tag:

$5,200.00

Description

This large entry door was found in the South of France and was constructed from oak, iron, and originally, glass.  It has a pleasing arched top with a beautifully carved upper frame and lower section, while the upper half consists of shaped wrought iron.  Inspired by the Rococo movement that took place in the early 18th century during the reign of Louis XV, this arched oak and iron entry door from France is a predecessor to the Art Nouveau movement. Just like Rococo pieces, Art Nouveau leans towards graceful lines inspired by nature.

A large section of the door has been carved out with a sinuous border of subtle cavetto molding. The black painted iron is adorned with a showy arabesque of scrolls and acanthus leaves. Above the opening is a scalloped shell carving framed by curled leaves. On the bottom of the exterior side of the door are three raised panels above the thickly molded kickplate. The two outer panels are asymmetrical with a lozenge diaper embellishment beneath a C-scroll and curled leaf. In between is a much larger shaped (and symmetrical) panel adorned with a large margent above additional lozenge diaper filled with curled leaves.

The interior side has an iron frame that swings open on small pintle hinges. Originally this iron contained a plate of glass, offering protection from the elements. The frame would be opened on nice days to provide a breath of fresh air. In order to use our arched oak and iron door as an entry door, another plate of glass could be added. The door could also be used without the glass as an interior door, such as to a wine cellar or sunroom.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor nicks and age separations to wood. The finish on the exterior side has been removed, while the interior side is still sealed. The swing-out frame on the interior side originally had a plate of glass. Handles and other hardware to be added by future owner

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Early 1900's

Dimensions

H - 97, W - 45, D - 2 1/4 (4 1/2 with kickplate)

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Description

This large entry door was found in the South of France and was constructed from oak, iron, and originally, glass.  It has a pleasing arched top with a beautifully carved upper frame and lower section, while the upper half consists of shaped wrought iron.  Inspired by the Rococo movement that took place in the early 18th century during the reign of Louis XV, this arched oak and iron entry door from France is a predecessor to the Art Nouveau movement. Just like Rococo pieces, Art Nouveau leans towards graceful lines inspired by nature.

A large section of the door has been carved out with a sinuous border of subtle cavetto molding. The black painted iron is adorned with a showy arabesque of scrolls and acanthus leaves. Above the opening is a scalloped shell carving framed by curled leaves. On the bottom of the exterior side of the door are three raised panels above the thickly molded kickplate. The two outer panels are asymmetrical with a lozenge diaper embellishment beneath a C-scroll and curled leaf. In between is a much larger shaped (and symmetrical) panel adorned with a large margent above additional lozenge diaper filled with curled leaves.

The interior side has an iron frame that swings open on small pintle hinges. Originally this iron contained a plate of glass, offering protection from the elements. The frame would be opened on nice days to provide a breath of fresh air. In order to use our arched oak and iron door as an entry door, another plate of glass could be added. The door could also be used without the glass as an interior door, such as to a wine cellar or sunroom.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor nicks and age separations to wood. The finish on the exterior side has been removed, while the interior side is still sealed. The swing-out frame on the interior side originally had a plate of glass. Handles and other hardware to be added by future owner

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Early 1900's

Dimensions

H - 97, W - 45, D - 2 1/4 (4 1/2 with kickplate)

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