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.
Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

Three doors from the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, London. The photos were taken on a cell phone. I was so excited about picking up my visa to go to Bangladesh that they are a bit blurred from my shaking. Forgive me. But they are worth a look, no?


Thirteenth century doors from France. Over the centuries, wood tends to rot and iron corrodes. The iron is decorative and protective. The marks from the keyhole and handle show that the door was used upside down in the past.


This door is from the early 16th Century. The halfmoon “lunette” panel above the door shows an illustration from the labours of Hercules. The door is from Orleans, France.


This is door from Ipswich in England. It dates back to the early 16th Century. The thick oak planks have stood the test of time well.