This beautiful pair of antique doors was hand-painted in Italy, circa 1780. Each door features three symmetrical recessed geometric panels with thick molding. The top and bottom panels are rectangles with one canted side, while the larger center section is an elongated rectangle with curved ends and linear extensions. All three panels have been painted with a green and gold Roman-style foliate arabesque. Both center sections also have white swags attached to the arabesque by gold bows and golden urns filled with greenery beneath foliate canopies. The rest of the doors have been painted gold and adorned with additional green arabesque.
The doors are inset five-and-a-half inches from the attached jamb, which has a faux marble finish depicting a cream and gray marble with black veining. There is a cavetto cornice along the edges, with a cream quarter round molding near the inside. At over eight and a half feet tall, this pair of antique painted Italian doors with frame would make gorgeous interior doors. The doors can be installed with the accompanying frame or inset into an existing jamb.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor rubs and losses. Light age separations with some faded painted elements. Small areas have visible old repairs. Two sections of molding on the jamb need to be reattached (they are currently attached to the back). Some of the hardware on the back remain, but there are no handles or hinges.