Originally part of an antique armoire, these oak doors were hand-carved in France during the 1600’s. The beautiful doors are rectilinear in theme, with various geometric motifs and luxurious molding. Comprised of three panels with different decorative elements, both doors have retained their ovate handles (although one of the lozenge attachments has been replaced with a similarly themed antique mount).
The upper panel has a central carving of a fanned palmette encircled by a ring of fluting. Additional fluting emanates towards the corners of a square border of chevrons that surround the medallion. The recessed panel has multiple layers of quarter round and cavetto molding that mirrors the moldings that surround the entire door. 12 quadrilateral carvings with two layers of molding embellish the center panel, which also contains the handles and an adjacent pierced and shaped escutcheon. The bottom panel is once again recessed, with a raised octagon atop two layers of molding.
Our pair of 17th century oak armoire doors have a rich patina that is accentuated by several coats of French wax. Use them in the kitchen for doors for a walk-in pantry or cupboard panels. They would also make unique decorative wall panels.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor losses and age separations. Minor old repairs. Some hardware and shutter braces more recent. Doors are estimated over 300 years of age thus not completely straight. See photos.