Victorian door design style

Victorian door design style

The Reign Of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 until her death on 22nd January 1901. This period is widely regarded as the period of Empire. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence for Britain.

The right Impression

The  Victorian front door was very important in  the Victorian era, as it made a statement about the wealth of the occupants. A Victorian front door gave the right impression to people approaching, and those passing by in the street.

The Design style of The Victorians

In the Victorian period doors were generally panelled and elaborately carved, they would be surrounded by a door frame with imposing architrave to match the door, sometimes carved and then painted or grained to appear more expensive.

Door Furniture and Decorative Glass

Victorian doors would  incorporate stained glass and gleaming brass door furniture, polished daily by the domestic servants. Even on a small house this would give the impression of wealth and grandeur. Whatever the style or status of the house, an imposing front door inset with glass panels was an essential feature of a Victorian entrance. We offer a bespoke glass service see our selection of period patterned glass designs available to order or we can design your own bespoke glass or copy a pattern you have already found. Also see our range of Architectural hardware and door furniture