26"x78" Antique French Door w/15 Glass Lites. Wow, what a rare find!
Beautiful, antique, French door salvaged from an old home in Chicago, IL. It is made of solid Douglas Fir or pine and is painted pink on both sides. When most people hear "pine" they think of a cheap, weak, soft wood. New pine hewn from 10 - 20 year old trees don't have the same insect-resistant, rot-resistant, or even fire-resistant qualities that old pine, hewn from trees hundreds of years old have.
Old pine is also much harder and stronger than young pine. It has an impressive arrangement of 15, true-divide, glass lites. Two are cracked (see photo), however, they are easy to replace. Also notice how the top 3 lites are shorter than the 12 below--what a unique feature! Hardware : The door is not equipped with any hardware.Quirks & Considerations : We found the door completely painted. We attempted to remove the paint from the glass and ended up cracking 2 lites. After hours of work, we figured that it would make more sense to just replace all of the glass.
Beveled, mirror, textured, etched/privacy, etc. The top rail and lock stile were unevenly cut by 1/4 at some point (see last photo). Considering that the door is over 100 years old, it's in great shape. There are nicks, scrapes, and scratches here and there (mostly along the edges), however, there are no serious flaws like breaks, cracks, rot or warp.
After some sanding and filling with wood putty, all of the cosmetic blemishes will be removed. The door is strong, sturdy, and ready for another lifetime of service. Refinish/Repaint : We could refinish, repaint, or partially or completely strip the door to prepare it for you to repaint or refinish. Swing : The door is currently set up to swing into a room towards the right, or away from the room towards the left. Modification : We could also modify this door to fit your opening or suite your needs.
We could make a frame, trim or add to the height or width, replace glass, reverse the swing, plug the hardware holes, add decorative embellishments, etc. Door : 26" - 26 1/4 " x 78" - 78 1/4 " H x 1 3/8 D. 12 out of 15 Glass lites : 5" W x 13 1/8 " H. MD, DC, DE, PA, NJ, NY, & New England : We deliver to these states every 2 - 3 weeks. Close ups of the lock housing.Close up of the 2 cracked lites. Close ups of the unevenly cut lock stile edge. This door has plenty of life left!
Look what we did with these. The item "26x78 Antique Vintage Solid Wood Wooden French Door 15 Window Glass Lite Pane" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Doors". The seller is "pennantique" and is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.