I've bought lots of these (both singles and pairs) over the years, and most of them we've sold again. I've got a few now that I'm going to use. My plan is to build them into cabinetry renovation in kitchen, and also to have a 4" depth box frame backing made for one that can be wall-mounted as a cabinet in bathroom, mirror back and lined with glass shelves, to use as as upscale medicine cabinet. Might recess the cabinet part into the wall instead. You'll surely come up with great decorator ideas of your own. But in fact, these hang on a wall beautifully just as the fine art and sculpture they are.
Here we have a HUGE antique Victorian era French Black Forest style hand carved 26 5/8" x 22.5" cabinet or furniture door panel PAIR, now fabulous wall hanging decorative plaques with fruit, berries & foliage carvings at the centers, brass or gilt bronze escutcheons, working lock sans key and original mounting hardware! I haven't found a key that will work but I'll look through our extras again before sending out. Wouldn't these look lovely with custom made gilt wood frames, or simply hung as is really! We've offered many old Black Forest hunt themed wall plaques over the years, these more French in style and are actually complete cabinet or furniture doors. Each here with a similar nearly mirrored image of deeply carved leaves and fruit or berries arranged as if hung by a bow & ribbon on a solid oak panel. Both framed in heavy, solid old growth European oak (they weigh just under 18 lbs (8.1 kg) together! Fabulous detail, the carvings are mounted on the solid oak panels and have quite a bit of depth to them. The inner panels, with tendril carvings, can be removed from the thick oak outer frame if so desired, framed and displayed but they'd also make great additions to a custom piece of furniture or cabinetry OR, simply hung & displayed as they are. A wonderful large pair, don't miss them!
Ready-to-hang or you might want to build into your cabinetry; use as a door for a wall cabinet for medicine chest use in a bathroom; or put in a frame to display as the work of art it truly is. It was once a door to a large cabinet or bar, and does have the lock hardware. Fabulous for a wall ornament in a Country French kitchen or den. Actually, it would even look great in any setting where fine architectural salvage pieces might add to the warmth and aesthetic, even modern. This panel dates 19th century, c. 1830-80s.
Very good condition. Both of the inner panels with the applied carvings are made from joined pieces of wood and you can sort of see where the pieces were joined near the middle, one of them as a slight crack there. Some chipping at the corners, the right panel in the lower right corner the most visible. See pictures for measurements.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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