Castle Doors - Custom Built Medieval Entry
Knights Templar Castle 12th Cen Portugal - Castle Door - Fine Art Entrance Door - 3"- 4" thick - Solid Natural Air Dried Cedar Cypress - Original Craft, Not Reproduction
- Made In The Same Hand And Materials As The Original - Designed From The Historical Record - Hand Hewn, Mortise And Tenon Joined ( means no glue or screws ) - What Is Mortise And Tenon Joinery
- Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work
- All Species Of Woods Are Available - Structural Frames Using Solid Full Length Timber (no fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts,no veneers - no glue ups - no bolt on legs) - Master Craftsmanship That Insures Your Furnishing Will Stand The Test Of Time - A True Family Heirloom And Valuable Antiquity - All Carving Is Hand Carved By Our Master Carvers (no cnc or faux casted resin carving) - Fine Art 10 Process Hand Rubbed Finished To World Class Antique Collectors Standards - ( no spray on faux fast paint jobs ) - Engineered To Twice Hurricane Code World Wide - Virtually Maintenance Free.
Our Master Craftsman Build All Antique Door Designs Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Antique Door Design Conception. All 21st Century Door Designs Are Also Built By Our Master Craftsman Using These Classic Traditional Methods.
All Decorative Hardware - Master Blacksmiths Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron - (no castings or hollow faux metals) - All Heat Applied Iron Oxide Hand Patina Finished - (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes) - All Working Hardware Is American Made And Guaranteed Forever - Hinges Are Matched To PSI Of Door - Under Door Seals Are Mechanical Insuring A Perfect Seal - Exceeds All Requirements For Energy Tax Credits Rebates - Order Any Size Or Style - Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913
Designs By H. J. Nick
and Scottsdale Art Factory a handmade in America custom Doors & Gates manufacturer based in Scottsdale Arizona has been designing and building some of the worlds finest furniture for some of the world's finest interior designers with ordinary clients as well as most prominent and successful Persons,C.E.O.s,leaders,royalty and celebrities for the last 97 years. Most of our clients want a Door Or Gate that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. All want investment value and entrances that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.
We Custom Build Fine Art Castle Doors - Residential And Commercial
Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
The Almourol Castle is situated in the small Almourol island, a rocky island, in the middle of the Tagus river (rio Tejo), in Praia do Ribatejo, a parish in Vila Nova de Barquinha, Central Portugal. The castle was a Knights Templar stronghold used during the Reconquista. The site has been occupied since the antiquity. It is believed it was a primitive lusitanian redoubt and was populated from Roman times until the late Middle Ages. It is certain that in 1129, when Portuguese troops conquered the land, the castle already existed and was called Almorolan. The site was given to the Knights Templar, who built a settlement between the Mondego and the Tagus rivers. At the time, they were responsible for the defence of the capital, then Coimbra. The castle has been rebuilt, but it is assumed the architectural characteristics remain largely the same today.
Through an epigraph, placed on the main gate, we know that the reconstruction ended in 1171, two years after the building of the Castle of Tomar. The two castles have several characteristics in common, both built in the same style of military Templar architecture. Both opted for a quadrangular disposal of the spaces. The high walls are protected by nine circular towers, with a jail-tower at the center of the structure. These last characteristics constitute two of the innovative elements which the Knights Templar brought to military architecture in Portugal. The jail, which appeared first in the 11th century in Tomar, the main Templar defensive redoubt in Portugal, is unusual in pre-Romanic castles. The jail tower of the castle of Almourol had three levels and was significantly modified over time, while it still retains important features. The design of walls with equally placed towers along the walls, was brought to the western Iberian peninsula by the knights.
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