Today’s feature piece, a rustic old barn window (circa 1850), is an extraordinary addition to Le Barn’s collection.
Farmers began to make windows like this a permanent addition to their barns in the early 1800’s upon realizing the healthy benefits of sunlight on their farm animals. These functional windows also enabled light to enter the structure year-round while the doors were kept closed.
This agrarian half-moon window has original mullions (support bars between panes of glass, often wooden) running from the smaller solid central arch to the outer frame. These mullions also give the window a decorative effect, at least to our modern eyes.
Le Barn currently offers a variety of similar barn windows in varying sizes. Perfect for many an intention, these windows can be refitted with mirrors and placed above a vintage vanity in a powder room for a country-style feel, used as a mock-transom above a door to give any room curious appeal, or perhaps hung above a bed or couch to add dimension and depth to any room.
These windows are wonderful vehicles that transform every room into a warm and inviting space in which, upon entering, one feels the desire to take a long, relaxing breath of pleasantly sylvan light. Stop by Le Barn to take a look at the selection of antique half-round barn windows and let the possibilities begin to take shape!
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