Dating to the period of Louis XV (circa 1750), this pair of walnut facades or cabinet doors were hand-carved in Provence, France. The beautiful doors, which have a golden brown patina, are accompanied by a full-length transom adorned with two flowering olive branches set inside a pair of elongated volutes. This horizontal crosspiece sits atop the two doors that consist of two highly shaped asymmetrical panels surrounding a sinuous center rail. The left door also has a large mullion, embellished with a flowering plant situated between two thinly molded asymmetrical panels. Parts of the original hardware remain, including four large gudgeon hinges and a pierced geometric escutcheon on each door. The backside of the doors have been lined with a thick toile de jouy of a white background with lozenge stitching and a repeating scene of various horses and carriages traversing the landscape. Our pair of walnut doors from Provence can be used in the kitchen as a cabinet door or as the facade of a built-in cabinet.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor nicks and losses. Light traces of old woodworm damage, which has been filled by old restoration work. The toile de jouy was added more recently. The transom is detached (see photos) but can be incorporated into architectural plans.