Original to the house they were in a terrible state when we inherited them 13 years ago.
By the way, in case you were wondering, these are the "after" pictures.
The look is not to everyone's taste I know, but for me they are the epitome of shabby French chic.
In an effort to make them " keepable" I stripped off many layers of old paint, treated for wood worm and replaced two of the panes of glass with some I found in the outbuildings but two others remain unfilled!!
Since I still haven't found door knobs that I like. the empty space facilitates opening and closing the doors!
I had a carpenter re -hang them, so that they "swing" to & fro, rather like saloon doors in the Old Wild West.
The sides facing the dining room have carved panels on the lower half, the kitchen sides are not as fancy and you can see where they have been reinforced, at the corners, over the years.
How old do you think these doors are?
This is the date that I uncovered under all those paint layers: 1840.
That's right they are 169 years old, I love them as they are and will never repaint them, but would you?
à bien tôt