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. HUGE antique Victorian era Black Forest style hand carved 20.5" x 20 3/8" cabinet or furniture door panel PAIR, now fabulous wall hanging decorative plaques with ornate sinuous scrolling vines or tendrils, floral & foliage carvings, brass or brass plated steel escutcheons, working lock with key and original Gothic style hinges & mounting hardware! 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 the same or mirrored image of deeply carved leaves, vines, flower and fruit or berries on a solid oak panel. Both framed in heavy, solid old growth European oak (they weigh just under 22 lbs (10 kg) together! Fabulous detail. The inner panels, with scrolled tendrils, floral & foliate 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 to excellent condition. HEAVY old European oak and built to last. The hardware is all original and intact, appears to have some brass color around the edges but I can't tell if they're solid brass or plated steel. A slight scratch or two and small chip to a corner or two possible but, as you can see, both are in superb condition! See pictures for all measurements.
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