This unique Spanish door is from the 1700’s and has been adorned with wrought iron nailheads. The front of the door consists of five thick oak planks that have been constructed using mortise and tenon joints (as seen on the sides). Four horizontal beams on the back provide added support.
55 iron nailheads have been hammered through the front of the door in an orderly pattern. On the back side, the nails were hammered back into the wood, giving a unique aesthetic appeal. There were originally 57 nailheads, but two in the bottom right corner have been lost. The Moors, which inhabited much of Spain up until the 1600’s, often used iron embellishments in their architectural pieces. Their influence would eventually become part of Spanish designs.
The iron handle that operates a functional latch has a pierced circular iron backplate. Just below that is a keyplate with a symmetrical motif, also made from pierced iron. The iron bolt lock on the back is also in working order. The four large iron hinges attached to the right side are affixed to the back via door straps.
Our large 18th century Spanish oak door with wrought iron nailheads would make a unique entrance to a courtyard or wine cellar. The door could also be hung as an architectural element or even repurposed into a table top to make a fascinating coffee table.
CONDITION: Good strong condition with minor losses and scratches. Old repair to the lower right corner. Age separations visible. Please see photos for details.