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French Doors & Windows

Our factory and antique door warehouse at Boiseries et Decorations in Provence has been in antique restoration and reproduction manufacturing for over 25 years. They acquire special antique doors from the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries for restoration and refinishing. Our clients can pick from these antiques and commission the refurbishing of one or more doors for those special locations in their new home. Combined with the antiques can be a full compliment of new doors designed similar to the antique or another design fitting the period architecture of the home. Both exterior and interior antique doors are available. New production utilizes modern technology for precision cutting and milling along with Old World craft methods of hand carving & mortise and tenon joints all produced in solid hardwoods. Choose from all wood to a combination of wood and glass with forged iron grill work.

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Your hardware choices are plentiful as we draw from the best in French and European makers of cast brass and iron hinges, levers, back plates, escutcions, doorknockers, surface bolts, cremones, espagnolettes and decorative pieces.
The windows along with French doors are made the same way using only the best kiln dried Oak or Mahogany. Light profiles in traditional casement styles in wood along with modern glazing to meet insulation codes are what set these windows apart from domestically made products. Beautiful Cremone or Espagnolette hardware can enhance the look and feel our clients are after.

Entry Doors

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Custom made entry doors from France in period designs of the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries as well as your own design input. Singles or pairs, arched or flat tops in Walnut, Oak, Mahogany & Pine. All made in solid wood with a variety of locking hardware solutions. Optional operable glass panels for ease of cleaning along with your choice of forged iron grill works or wood grills can make a real statement about the home it adorns. You can choose the level of distressing to age the door to fit the style and surroundings.
While browsing through our images of doors please note that the antiques you see have been available and are shown here for your consideration if still available. Otherwise, the image may be considered as a design inspiration for a reproduction made to your specifications.
View the examples here and choose those elements you would like in your entry door. E-mail us your preferences by the door numbers and Portalais will reply with a quotation for your custom Entry.
All entry doors arrive pre-hung with mortise locks and with your choice of levers, back plates and decorative hardware.

Interior Doors

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As with Entry doors, all are made in solid wood using time tested methods of craft built European custom doors. Period designs prevail plus you can add your own design input. Singles or pairs, all wood or with a combination of glass and iron All doors arrive pre-hung with mortise locks and with your choice of levers and back plates and decorative hardware. Wood choices are Oak, Pine, Walnut, Cherry, Linden, Mahogany and Alder.

While browsing through our images of doors please note that the antiques you see have been available and are shown here for your consideration if still available. Otherwise, the image may be considered as a design inspiration for a reproduction made to your specifications.
View the examples here and choose the elements you would like in your interior doors. E-mail us your preferences by the door numbers and Portalais will reply with a quotation for your custom interior doors.

French Doors

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Portalais custom builds the French doors that work hand in hand with the windows in design and construction. Made to stand alone or coexist with windows, side lights and transoms, these French doors can really bring absolute design detail together with functionality for an exquisite end result. As with windows, all glazing True Divided Light and available as Tempered and Low-E. Choices in size, jamb widths, screen solutions, threshold design and woods along with finishes give the architect and designer the flexibility they like.
While browsing through our images of doors please note that the antiques you see have been available and are shown here for your consideration if still available. Otherwise, the image may be considered as a design inspiration for a reproduction made to your specifications.
Look through our pages of “Panel Designs” in this section for ideas that can be used on your new French doors.

Windows

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Portalais contracts the building of custom, hand crafted wood windows in France. Boiseries et decorations has been producing these beautiful Mahogany and Oak windows in the traditional design and style for many years. Modern computer aided cutting equipment maintains the precision tolerances and craftsmen trained in the art of wood carving and decorating come together to make these exceptional products. Casement windows, in and out swing, fixed, hopper, awning and single hung designs are available. Narrow profile frames and period design mullion and muntins provide design authenticity to recreate 17th to 19th century French or Italian design elements.

Today’s environmental requirements for energy efficiency are applied to our glazing and weatherproofing. Beautiful iron or brass forged or cast in period designs are available through Portalais to put the final touch on these windows.

Hardware

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Our customers really like the authentic European and French hardware choices that we provide with our door and window products. So often the hardware can make the final difference in setting these beautiful wood elements apart from all others. Our doors and windows always come with all hardware included in the price as you can choose from great manufacturers like Genifer or Brione. Many other hardware makers are available also and can be ordered along with the doors to arrive together. Please see a few examples here then link to web sites of our suppliers.

Door Forged Iron Grill Work

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These are examples of Forged Iron Grill designs that can be incorporated into your custom door. They typically are installed into the operable glass panel areas so that when the glass is opened to clean or for air flow, the grill is visible alone. You can also have us build a custom design for your door including initials or other special elements.

Door Panel Designs

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The classic design details of the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries are available through Portalais for your custom interior doors. These designs can be incorporated into some of the panels on Entry and French doors as well.
E-mail us your ideas and preferences or ask us to make recommendations. Dating of the particular design is available if requested.

Door Ambiances

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Please view these installed doors for a feeling of the ambiance Portalais doors can have.
Let us know what particular design ideas you like or what you have seen in your travels abroad that you would like us to create for your home…that is our specialty!