An impressive door with great carvings speaks volumes of its past. A home can be judged by the look of the main entrance. An architectural antique at your main door salvaged from lavish manoir in the Loire Valley, and crafted from solid old-growth white oak by master artisans will add beauty and elegance only a lover of antiques can fathom.
A pair of spectacular Renaissance Doorways in heraldic crest motif interspersed with bellicose symbolism forms the centerpiece of the work, with elaborate paneling and molded detail providing the backdrop are simply unbeatable. This pair at Inessa's Baton Rouge showroom is framed by a pair of massive fluted columns with Corinthian capitals, each featuring its original complete frame and jamb, including the transom above, boasting its own hand-carved foliate motif centered with a lion's head. These doors are perfect is you are planning to recreate a chateau of your own!
The perfect way to provide access to your pantry or closet is with this armoire facade that is in impeccable condition, having been crafted in the early 19th century. Utilizing finely figured old-growth French walnut, the panels consist of bookmark cut wood, making a mirror image for each door panel on the opposing door. Original hardware and unusually intricate keyguards add visual appeal to this armoire. Boldly molded crown completes the look on this piece.
No house is complete in its antique appeal without a boldly carved fireplace. A work of art in solid European oak, this boldly carved fireplace surround features intricate architecture combined with artistic sculpture to produce a work that surely is the centerpiece of your living room. Acanthus gadrooning on the mantel top begins at the backdrop wall and follows a detailed architectural form around to the opening, and is mirrored by the base molding below. A heraldic crest adorns the crown, flanked by undulating scrollwork and foliates. Two modest maidens carved in full relief embellish the columns.
Wrought iron doors with craft that is intricate that seeks admiration awaits in the Baton Rouge showroom. Crafted on a grand scale for a luxurious townhouse in Paris, this hand-forged and wrought iron door makes an impressive street side entrance. It was custom made by a master metalsmith during the Beaux Artes period, and features the initials of the original commissioner. An excellent example of work of art in metal, the detail is astounding from every aspect.
Your aspirations for that antique look cannot be complete without this intriguing pair of wall brackets that has been masterfully hand carved with exceptional details as a testament to the sophistication of the artisan. From the Della Robbia style fruits, to the basket woven lattice-work, finely detailed grapes and Black Forest inspired gnarled vines creating the framework, they are sure to bring Old World allure to any interior.
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