Georgian Doors Dublin
Particularly celebrated are the Georgian doorcases of our Dublin historic squares, such as Parnell, Mountjoy, Merrion and Fitzwilliam Square, and St. Stephen’s Green. Many houses, on the city’s more modest streets, have simple doorcases dating from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods, which should be appreciated.
An example of a Georgian door architecture is at number 4 Merrion Square North. This door dates to circa 1765 and has an open base pediment resting on deeply cut fluted console brackets with rusticated pilasters framing the doorway. Typical for the period, the fanlight is a perfect semi-circular design and would most probably originally have had a simple heavy timber fanlight of two spokes. Number 4 Merrion Square retains its original timber raised and fielded paneled door with six panels. As the 18th century progressed, raised and fielded paneled doors were designed with an increasing complexity of panel arrangement resulting in doors of eleven panels or more at the turn of the century.