Forged from metal and lifted by winds, this powerful statement piece captures the essence of flight. Artist Ward Wallau salvages rear landing gear doors from military F4 phantom jets and refurbishes them by hand, creating elegant icons of forgotten Americana.
Used by the Air Force, Navy, and Marines between 1958 and 1981, each door in this limited edition set of 32 comes individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Erin Beales, a metal artisan on Ward's team, polishes the aluminum to a mirrorlike silver finish, so it reflects its surroundings. (That's a blurry living room, not paint, you see the wing in the photo.) Doors may be upright or lowered to a down position, echoing as it was years ago. An armature on the lever makes for easy hanging. A perfect landing for pilots, former flyers, or airplane enthusiasts, this once-airborne focal point anchors your home in strength and levity. Made in the USA.
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