Antique Doorsâ€”A Variety Of Styles
Antique salvage stores offer a wide selection of salvage pieces suitable for decorating your historic home. Although selection can vary from region to
region and store to store, nevertheless there are some items that are commonly found with antique salvage merchants. You will typically find antique
windows, some with stained glass, along with ornate wrought-iron lacework used for fencing and balcony railings, and you will find several great
choices in antique doors. Choosing salvage doors for use inside and outside your home will give it unmistakable vintage charm. The choice of
antique entry door and other antique wood doors that you might want will depend in great part on the architectural style of your vintage home.
Architectural salvage doors can vary in style depending on the architecture of the historic building from which they were salvaged.. Sometimes old
warehouses, businesses and other types of outbuildings will have beautiful antique doors that can be reused in dwellings as well.
One popular architectural style is the Colonial Revival. This house style utilized a front door that was accentuated in several ways. One was that
additional architectural embellishments were used above and around the antique entry door to emphasize it. These might include a pediment over the
door supported by pilasters. Others might also include an entry stoop, really a tiny porch with a roof covering the entryway supported by thin columns.
The use of sidelights and fanlights were also commonly used in this architectural style.
Neoclassical-styled buildings, popular from 1895 through 1950, are noted for their elaborate use of columns and capitals supporting a roofed porch on
the front of the house. Antique doors from this style of building might feature more than one line of lights adorning the door itself, and sidelights might
also be found around the door. The use of broken or unbroken pediments were also common in Neoclassical-designed buildings and homes. Today