This wooden grille was part of the original house. When the house was built in 1920 it had one large single register that heated the entire house. The grille functioned to allow heat to flow from one area to another that was closed off by large, heavy door. I asked the architect to designate a spot where it could be re-installed as I intended to salvage the piece and here it is. You walk under it from the kitchen, which is part old and part new, into a hall that leads to the bedrooms and back bath. As one of the workmen said, the grille adds character to what is a modern kitchen and I agree.