Antique Indo-Portuguese door panel with cross -teal and red
The Elephant Head

Antique Indo-Portuguese door panel with cross

Regular price $386.00 $0.00
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This exquisite, teak wood, carved antique piece once formed the top panel of a Goan Portuguese entrance door. The entrance door occupied a place of honour in Goan houses.

  • over 100 years old
  • design includes a red cross in the middle
  • dramatic teal, lavender and red colour combination
  • includes metal fixtures to the rear
  • can be wall mounted horizontal or placed on a mantle

Dimensions

145 cm (W) x 22.5 cm (H) x 3.5 (D) cm

Weight: 6 kg

Goan architecture

Colour played an important role in Goan architecture. So much so that during Portuguese rule the owner of the house could be fined if his house was not painted. Goan architecture itself is a combination of Indian, Islamic and Portuguese styles.

Note to buyer

Please pay careful attention to the pictures as this product has spent decades open to the elements and shows signs of significant wear and tear.

We do believe the imperfections only enhance the beauty of the product.