It doesn’t fit, the wind blows around and through it and there is insufficient light coming through the two dinky little panes. But it is very old, very charming and very French and must be re-purposed somewhere. I have come up with a few ideas, most of which have made the ever patient Trevor roll his eyes; but now..EUREKAKAKA!…. I have it.
We will re-purpose as sliding “barn door” style access to wash room in the cave. This is a tight space and a regular opening door was never practical there as right by the front door in a small entrance area. This old cave door has sub layers of lead paint so cannot sand, will use a paint stripping gel that holds the flecks of lead paint within and see how it looks after that. Won’t be perfect but that would be boring anyway. Not at all inappropriate; our neighbour across the way had one on his garage/workshop doorway till he renovated his pretty house.
I just need to find a preferably old slide assembly. It will go great with our other old iron/metal elements at the village house. I will replace the glass with mirror, also old if I can find it; so will bounce extra light around in this restricted space.
I can hear the house shouting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” from the other side of La Manche.