Iron Detail Arched Top Doors
Full arched top door with insulated glass panel and hand sculpted iron inset. As shown: This pre-hung door - can be ordered in any size - created from high quality cedar cypress wood, solid structural full arch jamb with 1-inch rabbeted stop. This custom door is a full 3-inch thick, solid wood, full length timber with 1/2-inch thick insulated glass panels. The hand forged, artisan created iron insert features a hinge and key lock for easy cleaning. Custom doors include an adjustable threshold, self-sealing sweep (raises and lowers automatically as you open and close the door), weather stripping, roller style latches, heavy duty adjustable tension hinges, and double cylinder dead bolt lock. The wood door hardware shown features a anvil hammered and hand forged solid iron handle two 5/8-inch diameter spiral wrap design, 1/4-inch back plate, all patina finished in P-500 black. This door is hand stained in Walnut Semi Gloss (inside) and Custom Outdoor Oil (outside). This iron and wood door is available in any size, finish, and hardware design.
We build double doors any style and size to fit your residential or commercial project. Call to discuss ideas and plans for your custom door project 1-800-292-0008.
Historical Origin and Design Inspiration
La Conciergerie is a former royal palace and prison in Paris, France, located on the west of the Île de la Cité (literally island of the city). It is part of the larger complex known as the Palais de Justice, which is still used for judicial purposes. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from La Conciergerie to be executed on the guillotine at a number of locations around Paris.
The west part of the island was originally the site of a Merovingian palace, and was initially known as Le Palais de la Cité. From the 10th to the 14th centuries it was the seat of the medieval Kings of France. Louis IX (Saint Louis) (1214-1270) and Philip IV (Philip the Fair) (1284-1314) the Merovingian palace was extended and more heavily fortified. Louis IX added the Sainte-Chapelle and associated galleries, while Philippe IV created the towered facade on the river side and a large hall. Both are excellent examples of French religious and secular architecture of the period. The Sainte-Chapelle, built in the French royal style, was erected to house the crown of thorns brought back from the crusades, and to serve as a royal chapel.
The early Valois kings continued to improve the palace in the 14th century, but Charles V abandoned the palace in 1358, moving across the river to the Louvre. The palace continued to serve an administrative function, and still included the chancellery and French Parliament. In the king's absence, he appointed a concierge to hold command of the palace. This was a very high ranking office, and could be considered the housekeeper for the king. In 1391 part of the building was converted for use as a prison. Despite lasting only ten months, the Reign of Terror (September 1793-July 1794) had a profound impact on France. More than 40,000 people died from execution and imprisonment. Famous prisoners include Queen Marie Antoinette, the poet André Chénier, Charlotte Corday, Madame Élisabeth, Madame du Barry and the 21 Girondins purged at the beginning of the Terror.
After the Restoration of the Bourbons in the 19th century, the Conciergerie continued to be used as a prison for high-value prisoners, most notably the future Napoleon III. Marie Antoinette's cell was converted into a chapel dedicated to her memory. The Conciergerie and Palais de Justice underwent major rebuilding in the mid-19th century, totally altering their external appearance. While the building looks like a brooding medieval fortress, this appearance actually only dates from about 1858. The Conciergerie was decommissioned in 1914 and was opened to the public as a national historical monument. It is today a popular tourist attraction, although only a relatively small part of the building is open to public access; much of it is still used for the Paris law courts.
Arched Iron Doors built by Scottsdale Art Factory
We work with dealers, builders, interior designers, and home owners to create custom doors for your residential or commercial property. Our hand crafted doors are available in any size, style, and finish by our American craftsmen, hand made using old world techniques to create a luxury fine art furnishing for your project. All hand crafted, solid wood entrance doors, interior doors, garage doors, and exterior doors are built using full length, solid timber (3 inches or more thickness). Further customize your solid wood door with hand carved designs, custom hardware, or glass windows, the choices are endless when you order your custom wood door from Scottsdale Art Factory. Call us to discuss your project and custom door designs at 1-800-292-0008.
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