Double Gate in Surround
MIAC Garden Gate
This double gate in surround is the entryway to The Doris and Arnold Roland Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on Museum Hill here in Santa Fe.
The gate is made with salvaged lumber. Both sides of the gate are inset with carved panels from antique cabinet doors and hefty iron pull/push handles. The antique grillwork used gives the gate an airy open feel. An astragal runs down the front of the gate, capped on either end with finials made with legs from antique dowry chests. The back of the gate features head & foot bolts, as well as an antique hasp and receiver.
The gate is set into a heavy surround that is especially beautiful from the back, with several layers having a very 3-dimensional effect. On-site, the gate is topped with a heavy timber header.
Additional photos show the antique cabinet doors, the source of the carved panels, the salvaged grillwork, the gate installed and the back and front of the gate on our dock, just prior to heading out to the museum.
Elements: Grillwork, Surround, Carving, Antique
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