Hello, my name is Daisy and I have a bit of a thing for paint, timber and knockers. Read my regular door rambles here on the Bespoke Front Door blog.
Right now you are feasting your eyes on a lovely example of an early Georgian front door. A remarkable era of British architecture which dates from to 1714 to 1765. This front door is very tall and early doors often were tall doors. Sadly, many were replaced with something shorter to allow room for a fanlight above. These introduced more light to the confined linear hallways of Georgian homes and if you look closely at the picture below you can see the neighbour’s door on the right has had the fanlight treatment.
So is this an original Georgian front door? It’s hard to say, the style is right but the joinery looks almost too perfect to have withstood 300 years of London history. Whether or not this is an original it is undoubtedly a beauty. I am in love with the sign-writing across the door’s rails and the contrast between the black painted pilasters and the warm, varnished timber.