What you see here is my restoration of the famous "Oldgate" in Farmington, Connecticut. Theodore Roosevelt walked through the original when visiting his sister here. Though an unusual commission for me, it really is just a larger, outdoor version of a swan's neck pediment found on many a high style 18th C. highboy or breakfront. The fretwork door shows the Chinese influence popular in the colonies at that time. This gate had been rebuilt at least once before, but still retained some of its 18th Century parts and hardware. We were able to preserve almost all of the gate which is beautifully dovetailed together. The pediment and urn had to be replaced but we were able to reuse the carved "five winds" medallions.

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