Victorian & Edwardian Doors
This style of panel door originated in the Georgian period, was standardised in the Victorian period and remained fashionable through into the Edwardian period. Victorian internal doors are characterised by flat in-fill panels, deep mid and bottom rails and a particular type of panel moulding.
Solid wood doors of this period always had flat panels, not raised and fielded panels, as found in many reproduction 4 panel doors.
Glazed internal doors originated during the nineteenth century as new production methods allowed glass to be produced in larger sizes. Etch glass doors became a popular option. Doors were typically half-glazed and had either two or nine panes of glass. Nine pane doors often featured brilliant cut starburst corners and coloured borders in ruby, cobalt blue and amber decorative glass. This style of Victorian glazed door became fashionable in the 1840s and remained so right the way through into the Edwardian period. Our sister company, Barron Glass - barronglass.co.uk - has been the principle producer of this style of glass for the last 30 years.
Doors of this period were typically made from solid pine and usually painted. Solid pine doors continue to be popular today, in either painted or waxed finish.
Victorian and Edwardian internal doors almost always had knob style door handles.