Door - Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours 13th cen France - 9050ST


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Solid Had Tenon Joined Structural Doors - Entrance Door - 4" thick Solid Exotic Timber - Hand hewn, Tenon Joined Solid Full Length Timber (No fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts) - Full Structural Jamb With State Of The Art Commercial Standard Seals - Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron - (No castings or hollow metals) - Hand Patina Finished - (No powder coating or faux paint finishes) - Tempered Thermal Glass - Engineered To Twice Hurricane Code World Wide - Virtually Maintenance Free - Guaranteed Forever - Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913

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Historical Origin And Design Inspiration

The Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours is a medieval castle in the village of Blandy-les-Tours (Seine-et-Marne, France); it is about 5 km from the chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and 10 km from Melun. The site was previously a Merovingian necropolis. It was mentioned in a text in 1216. It belonged to Adam II de Chailly, Viscount of Melun and consisted of a simple manor; inside was a chapel, the only construction made of stone. In the 14th century, the castle was strongly modified with new fortifications and structures of defence: a moat was dug and a new gate-tower with a drawbridge was included in the enclosing wall. The kings Charles V (1364 - 1380) and Charles VI (1380 - 1422) financed the transformation into a castle for the successive owners of the castle, the counts de Tancarville Jean II and his grandson Guillaume IV. A high keep, defended by two drawbridges, was built. The curtain wall was modified by the addition of new towers. All these modifications took place during the Hundred Years' War.

However, the castle of Blandy-les-Tours was rebuilt in 16th century by Franois II of Orleans. The castle consequently became a residence. The princess of Cleves married there in 1572 in the presence of the future Henri IV. But, the castle often changed owner and worsened gradually with various dwellings inside the enclosure. After the 17th century restorations, the marshal de Villars, owner of the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, bought the land and the castle of Blandy. He decided to dismantle it and transformed it into a farm. The roofs were taken from the towers, the parapets were destroyed and the large gatehouse was dismantled. In 1764, it was resold to the duke of Choiseul-Praslin, minister of Louis XV.



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