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door casing
The finished frame surrounding a door; the visible frame.
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Classic features include Doric pillars in the entrance hall, magnificent pedimented doorcase and double doors to the drawing room, shuttered windows and marble fireplaces.
While the exteriors are beautiful, going through the handsome Doric doorcases is a bit of an anticlimax as the interiors are somewhat lacklustre.
It has real character, with the balance, proportion and symmetry of design typical of a Georgian townhouse, and features such as a large Venetian window, plaster cornices and wood panelling, doorcases and panelled windows.
This is clear from the monumental scale of the Riding House at Bolsover, with its elephantine doorcases, its elaborate gabled roofline and the dramatic viewing gallery (like a box at the opera) with its vigorous classical detail and fine plaster strapwork decoration.
There is 15th-century gothic tracery, presumably from Bolton Abbey, quantities of William and Mary fire surrounds, doors and doorcases, frames, appliques and the like that were victims of the constant remodelling at Chatsworth, and brackets matching those at Chiswick Villa.