Door Print in Depth: The Fanlight

April 04, 2016



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These articles are designed to give added value, depth and context to your Door Print.

Sometimes the most beautiful designs are articulate and individual solutions to problems.


The diversity of the pattern and decoration of the fanlight in the early to mid C18th grew out of the need to overcome the limitations of crown glass which was too brittle to cover larger areas.

The fanlight grew from the very simple need to light the hallway behind the door. Originally of basic rectangular shape it became one of the defining details of the Georgian period.

On my travels, I've come across some beautiful examples of the over-light or fanlight. From lights incorporated into the very door panels themselves, to elaborate statements beyond utility.

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