Grand antique front doors
Grand antique front doors: This is a double front door with frame in the highly decorative 19th century style of Paris and other major French towns. Believed to date from the early 1900s though (ie: early 20th century) this pair of doors in oak is in good overall condition but would require attention for being re-installed as exterior doors. With a top glazed section (non-opening), the heavy hand-made woodwork of these doors features generous mouldings, raised and fielded panels and crenellated corniche.
The upper panels of both doors have open cast iron grills for ventilation during the hot summer, indicating that they originated from a southern town. Other original features are the ironmongery and knocker (in need of polish), letterbox, and carved mid-height cross-rails.
These elegant oak doors retain the original old white paint. Once restored to their former glory they will provide the grand feature that a noble principal entrance merits, with the authenticity that new doors just don’t provide.
Dimensions approx :
- Frame exterior : overall height 282 cm x width 145 cm (111 x 57 inches)
- Height of top gazed panel : 70 cm (27.5 inches)
- Open doorway height : 212 cm (83.5 inches)
- Open doorway width : 132 cm (52 inches)
- Iron grills : widths 37 cm x height 93 cm (14.5 x 36.6 inches)
On display in our new showrooms at Pont L’Evêque, near Deauville in Normandy