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After the birth of the new royal baby Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, I began to think about the implications of a new Royal Era, as he will be third in line to the throne. I do not wish the reign of Queen Elizabeth 11, the oldest ever-reigning British monarch, to end before it is necessary of course and we will have Prince Charles before Prince George. I have always been interested in history and my favourite series of books are the Dynasty Series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, which follows a prosperous family living in York, from the 15th Century to the present day. By reading this series it has led me through the ages of the British Royal successions, their names, accomplishments and often their demises.
The names of our Royals have often left a legacy in many sections of British life, not least in the areas of architecture and design. It will be interesting to see how King Charles III and King George VII styling in the future will develop. We have Royal references already such as the King Charles styling of St Paul’s Cathedral, which was mainly re-designed by Christopher Wren, when commissioned by Charles II as the appointed Kings Surveyor of Works in London around 1669. Georgian references are particularly synonymous with architecture. Georgian architecture, in most English speaking countries, refers to architectural styles created between 1720 and 1840. This reference relates to the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover which were George I to George IV who reigned continuously from August 1714 to June 1830. There were other King George right up until the present Queen's father King George VI 1936 – 1952 but the architectural references do not apply.
Many present day references are still made to the Georgian style. At Doorsan we have many options of timber doors in the Georgian style, they may not be named as such but if you are looking for doors representing this style check out 6 panel doors in both internal and external qualities and doors with multiple glass panes such as the SA77 internal with 15 glass panes. Some properties often had 4 panelled doors with raised and fielded panels as the Regency Period was introduced. Some of our doors refer to Colonial styling such as the Colonial Top Light in Hardwood with the added benefit of top glazing with Georgian Era references. Generally the Georgian style door is painted though some figurative timbers were stained and varnished. For a truly classic Georgian external door look at our heritage No.17 shown the Custom Door section, this door looks superb when painted in a traditional finish. If you need to discuss a particular door please give our sales team a call.