Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors in the V&A

The Great Exhibition was held over six months in Hyde Park, London in 1851. It made a profit, so Prince Albert bought some land in South Kensington. Following his death, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum were constructed on this site. I visited the V&A on the 1st November and photographed some doors.

Charming reconstruction of a drawing room from 18th Century
Wardrobe by Thomas Hopper
A cupboard door decorated with bas relief images
Portrait of Lady Anne Hamilton above a cabinet for storing collection of coins and medals. The cabinet doors are superb. And I really like the lamp standard next to it, too.
Another beautiful cabinet with gorgeous doors. The marquetry is superb.
More cabinet doors.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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