These lovely French doors are from the Ile-de-France region, and date to the late 1600s. Carved from sumptuous French walnut wood, these doors once belonged to a very large armoire. Each door is composed of 4 inset panels, which are framed by a great number of beautifully undulating hand carved moldings. This feature alone is quite unusual, and really makes these doors stand out. It is the center panel, with it’s horizontal motif with center star, that tell us these doors came from the Paris region. This same motif can be seen on other period case pieces which came from the 4,700 square mile region that is known as the “Ile-de France”.
These fabulous period French Louis XIV doors are versatile in their uses, from being mounted as doors in rooms having low ceilings, cupboard doors, doors for TV’s, built in cabinet doors, or simply used a decorative architectural elements. Each door has it’s original 3 pintle hinges.
CONDITION: Good overall condition with minor losses and age separations. Small markings to wood and slight bend to lower portion of right door as seen in photo.