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Extravagant Art Nouveau Entrance: Jules Lavirotte Inspired Design – AD6635

An Original Design By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Inspired By The Famous Parisian Art Nouveau Doors Of The Early Twentieth-Century By Jules Lavirotte, With Extravagant Genuine Blacksmith Hand Forged Ironwork

H.J. Nick Travels The World In Search Of Inspiration For Our Door Designs, This World Class Fine Art Entrance Is An Original Design That Is Not Only Based On The Style Created By Lavirotte, But Also Built Using The Same Techniques And Materials That Would Have Been Used Over 100-Years-Ago, Including Full Length, Hand Hewn Planks Of Old Growth Timber, And Genuine Blacksmith Hand Forged Wrought Ironwork


Extravagant Art Nouveau Entrance: Jules Lavirotte Inspired Design

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All of our custom doors are built with the highest quality materials available anywhere. This includes genuine, solid, full length timber that has been naturally cured in the Scottsdale, Arizona desert air, and hand hewn mortise and tenon construction. Handmade in the USA by skilled master craftsmen, and guaranteed to last forever with little or no maintenance.

This extravagant Art Nouveau entrance door is inspired by Jules Lavirotte's famous door at 3 Square Rapp in Paris, France, and has been customized with unique French ironwork. This historically inspired door by is just one of many styles of Art Nouveau and Lavriotte inspired designs that we offer. (See Also Jules Lavirotte Inspired Entrance Door). Most importantly, all of our historically inspired doors are built in original craft. That means built in the same hand and materials that Lavirotte used over a century ago. This makes for a unique, fine art quality product that is built to investment standards with future antiquity value. These doors are not machine made, mass produced, of made using any kind of fast process. This means that your custom door will be built by the hands of our master craftsmen, and never mass produced.

Not only are our doors built individually by the hand of master craftsmen, but are also constructed from only the highest quality, all natural materials. This includes full length, naturally air dried, American timber, energy efficient, dual pane glass, and solid blacksmith forged, wrought iron hardware. This door features a decorative, textured glass. This is just one of dozens of glass choices that we offer here at You can choose from and of the glass styles that we offer, or even genuine, hand cut stained glass if you are going for that "WOW Factor". The extravagant French ironwork grills and decorative hinge straps are the work of our master blacksmiths, and like all of our hardware products, are individually hand hammered into shape, and genuine wrought iron. That means that all of our handles and hardware are built by the hands of classically trained blacksmiths, using hammer and anvil over a coal fired forge. Furthermore, this extravagant Art Nouveau entrance and all of our custom doors are built using the age old, tried and tested method of mortise and tenon, pegged and dowelled construction that will stand the test of time. Although this custom entrance is a single, flat topped door, as pictured, it can by build as a double door, with a full or semi-arched top, and for interior, exterior, residential, or commercial use.

Building A Legacy Through Heirloom Doors

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Don't just buy a door when you can own a custom grand entrance that has that "WOW factor" that you have been looking for, and will properly represent your personality and accomplishment to every guest who arrives at your home or business.

Building a family legacy has been going on since the beginning of time. Building heirloom furniture and doors intended to last forever is one of the primary ways we all have in achieving some small part of immortality. These cherished family items will touch our loved ones for many years to come through physical interactions as well as family photos . Many societies, including the Egyptians and Mayans, as well as European royalty and aristocracy have created and passed down heirlooms for thousands of years.

In fact, if it were not for these artifacts, it would be impossible to know these people ever existed, and how they were important to history. This is also the case in the 21st century within your own family. No matter if it’s a simple, hope chest with your personal message or name as a gift to a loved one, or extravagant, fine art quality, master handcrafted, custom extravagant Art Nouveau entrance door, these items will be important to the story of your family history long after we are gone.

These Are No Ordinary Entrance Doors

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Our wood finishes will never crack, flake, chip, or peel off like paints and powder coats. That is because our hand rubbed stain infusion process begins with fine hand sanding, and infused open grain hand applied stains. Furthermore, additional steps add natural oils, waxes, and lacquers with curing between each step. That puts the finish into the wood, not just sprayed on. This means a finish that will stay beautiful for generations with little or no maintenance.

Like all of our custom, handmade entrances, this is a fine art quality, extravagant Art Nouveau entrance door. Our combination of the finest materials, and master hand craftsmanship allow for us to offer a quality of product that is unsurpassed anywhere else, at any price. This is not only an investment quality door, it is an appreciable asset that will add to your financial net worth. In the eyes of your family, it will become a cherished heirloom and a priceless piece of immortality that will be tangible for generations. It will serve as a way to celebrate your life, and its direct effects on who they are and what your influence was on your family's history. True artifacts enhance and enrich all of our lives in a way that mass-produced merchandise never will, thus preserving the best of mankind and expressing our love for each other.

This intricately designed, extravagant Art Nouveau entrance door is the work of our world class design department, and in house senior engineers. All of our products are designed, and built under the direction of award winning artist H.J. Nick . Every product is signed and certified as world class fine art quality by H.J. Nick, before it leaves our world class factory. This type of certification ensures that your product has appreciable value in antiquity as fine art. We never use particle board, laminates, veneers, or any other type of faux wood because fine art is never made with cheap materials. Don't settle for cheaply made, mass production doors sold at big box retailers that will need to be replaced every few years.

Extravagant Art Nouveau Entrance Hand Forged Custom Hardware

French Art Nouveau door handles

The extravagant Art Nouveau entrance as pictured, features a set of our French Art Nouveau style door handles (HRD995). You can choose from these, or any of our fine art quality custom door pulls when creating your door design.

The extravagant Art Nouveau entrance door, as pictured, feature our popular French Art Nouveau style door handles. We offer wrought iron door pulls customized in any size or style that you choose. Choose from our hundreds of styles of custom door handles or theme door pulls, or have our designers create one for you. Additionally, decorative iron grillwork is a design straight out of 19th century French architecture. Like all of our security grills, these are at the forefront of both style and security. We make custom grills in any size, style or design, and to fit any application. These custom grills are hand hammered into shape by master blacksmiths over a coal fired forge. Blacksmith hand forged wrought iron makes for a grill that provides an unmatched level of security. As with all of our custom doors, your hardware options are fully customizable. We also offer options such as decorative iron accents and overlays, and decorative clavos upon request.

Additionally, all of our hardware comes advance patinated with a hand applied, heat infused iron oxide patina. This type of finish won't crack, peel, or flake like paints and powder coats. Our door hardware is built to your specifications by our master blacksmiths using hand forged wrought iron. When we say hand forged, we mean with fire, hammer, and anvil. We never cast, drop forge, or use any fast or mass production process. This means you will receive a fine art quality piece of hardware that is uniquely yours, of investment quality, and built to stand the test of time.

Extravagant Art Nouveau Entrance Stain Finish Details

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Every product from is designed by and built under the supervision of award winning artist H.J. Nick. A product is not signed by H.J. Nick until it has been found to meet all world class fine art criteria.

The meticulous finish has been done in age old technique, using a 23-step hand rubbed process. We begin with fine hand sanding, and infused open grain hand applied stains. That puts the finish in the wood not just sprayed on it. This allows for the fine natural wood grains to show to perfection. There are then 20 additional steps requiring the application of wax, oils and lacquers with curing times between each process. This method is performed on all furniture and door wood surfaces inside and out. This tried and tested finish detail is required in the making of a one-of-a-kind, family heirloom quality product that meets world class investment quality standards that will stand the test of time. This process is the only way with little maintenance and the simple process of cleaning with oil will allow for a beautiful natural patina that will make this door more beautiful over time.

It is our belief that our combination of top quality materials and master hand craftsmanship allow us to offer a quality of product that is unmatched anywhere, at any price. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our products and craftsmanship that we guarantee everything forever. Most importantly, every product that we sell is manufactured in the USA, at our Scottsdale, Arizona factory. When we say made in the USA, we mean it, just as we have since 1913. When nothing but the best will do, call us at 1-800-292-0008 to speak with one of our talented design engineers. Get pricing for our extravagant Art Nouveau entrance door, or any of our other fine art quality custom doors today.

Extravagant Art Nouveau Entrance Historical Design Inspiration

Jules Lavirotte door at 3 Sqare Rapp in Paris

Cet immeuble de style art nouveau, situé 3 square Rapp, a été conçu par l'architecte Jules Lavirotte. L'extérieur est classé à l'inventaire des monuments historiques depuis 1975, l'intérieur l'est depuis 2005.

Jules Lavirotte was a French architect who is primarily known for his work during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was born on August 10, 1864, in Paris, France, and died on March 23, 1929, in the same city. Lavirotte's architectural style was heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau movement, which was characterized by organic forms, intricate detailing, and a departure from the traditional architectural conventions of the time. He is particularly renowned for his innovative and ornate designs for the facades of buildings.

One of Lavirotte's most famous works is the Hôtel de Noailles, located at 9 Rue Royale in Paris. Built between 1896 and 1900, this building showcases Lavirotte's unique style with its exuberant façade featuring intricate stonework, decorative ironwork, and sculptures. The Hôtel de Noailles is often considered one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Paris. Another notable building designed by Lavirotte is the Castel Béranger, located at 14 Rue La Fontaine in Paris. Constructed between 1895 and 1898, it was one of the first residential buildings in Paris to display the characteristics of Art Nouveau. The façade of the Castel Béranger is adorned with decorative elements such as ceramic tiles, wrought-iron balconies, and sculpted figures, showcasing Lavirotte's attention to detail.

Lavirotte's architectural style was marked by a focus on craftsmanship, with an emphasis on using high-quality materials and incorporating intricate details. His designs often featured elements such as curved lines, floral motifs, and asymmetry, all hallmarks of the Art Nouveau movement. While Lavirotte's work was highly acclaimed during his lifetime, the popularity of Art Nouveau declined after the First World War, and his style fell out of fashion. However, in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in his buildings, and they are now recognized as important contributions to the architectural heritage of Paris.nOverall, Jules Lavirotte was a prominent figure in the Art Nouveau movement, known for his intricate and imaginative designs that pushed the boundaries of architectural conventions of his time.

We took that ironwork and art nouveau style of his door and adapted it to a more modern doorway shape and size while keeping the inspiration in the forefront. Our master blacksmiths created the delicate curly cues without making them overbearing, letting the flow of the door lead your eye. The hand forged door pulls fit seamlessly into the swirls of the door and our carvers' work. Celebrate your whimsical side and being a little bit of Paris home with you with this door as the grand entrance to your home.

Extravagant Art Nouveau Entrance Info

  • Size - any size door, shape, structural jamb
  • Style - wood, design, hand carvings, decorative accents
  • Panels - windows, grills, door straps, inlays, clavos, sidelights
  • Glass - stained, thermal, energy efficient, decorative, protective
  • Hardware - hand forged wrought iron handles, latches, hinges, grills
  • Finishes - over 400 standard colors of hand applied stains and finishes or color match
  • Learn more about our custom doors is an American manufacturer of custom doors, door hardware, iron gates, and designer furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Featuring designs by H.J. Nick, we have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings, all hand crafted in America, since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our master level craftsmanship ensures your custom wrought iron gates and furnishings will stand the test of time, and are guaranteed forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.

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