Versailles Gate (in Pittsburgh)
Interior Architectural Commission
A very enjoyable project for a
client interested in 17th Century French architecture.
After a few design proposals that were deemed “not French enough” by
the client, we went straight to the source.
This design is a loose amalgamation of the main gate and the gate to the
King’s kitchen gardens at Louis XIV’s
The gate serves the purpose of guarding the client’s rather extensive wine cellar. The design utilizes scrolls, collars and rivets, and has a keyed lock and cane bolt for security. The gold bits are painted with a special paint containing actual flecks of AU.
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