8:34 PM 02/11/2012
10:19 PM 02/11/2012 | 0 Votes
It's not very easy to see, and it looks exotic beserk neo-colonial -- quite unusual -- but probably late 1890s.
11:17 PM 02/11/2012 | 0 Votes
I was just in a house in Park Slope today with similar molding on the bedroom floors. The house seemed a mixture of styles, including neo-Colonial and Neo-Italian Renaissance. So probably 1880s-1890s, most likely 1890s Queen Anne.
10:12 PM 02/12/2012 | -1 Votes
Question: anyone know where molding like this can be purchased? Or must be custom fabricated these days?
10:25 AM 02/13/2012 | 0 Votes
If you look at each component as a separate entity, most of that is available today from companies like Van Dyke's, and other suppliers of old house goodies. It would not be too difficult for a carpenter to replicate, assuming it will be painted when you are done. Look at Van Dyke Restorer's, and/or Old House Journal's advertisers for more sources. http://www.vandykes.com/moldin...
Even if you are keeping paint on it, you might want to consider stripping the originals, or your 2 layers of paint on the new piece will look very different from the 10 layers on the original.
12:32 PM 02/13/2012 | 0 Votes
If the question is, what is the style of this door surround, I would call it Neo-Grec (1870-1880's) or Eastlake Victorian.
5:44 PM 02/13/2012 | 1 Votes
If Dyke's or Adriatic doesn't have it, your carpenter can have a router bit custom made and can custom mill the wood using the router bit (if this design can be made with a router bit). Otherwise, he or she can make a mold and create the molding out of resin, but that will have to be painted or faux painted. We just had a router bit made for some bead board and we used Atlas Saw & Tool in Spring Grove, Ill. They charged $195 for a fairly simple router bit. It took about four days and they Fed Ex'd it. And they are very nice people and sent us some Christmas candy.
10:13 PM 02/13/2012 | 1 Votes
Router bits make pretty much straight cuts, as you see on baseboard molding. I can't see the molding in the picture very well, but a router might not be able to handle those cut out parts and scallops. In case anyone is interested, we have some picture moldings with a ribbon and sawtooth design that appears to be made of wood with gesso molded on the top.
10:17 PM 02/13/2012 | 0 Votes
So maybe that is how they got some of this ornamentation.
10:18 PM 02/13/2012 | 0 Votes
Looks Eastlake to me too.
11:11 AM 02/14/2012 | 0 Votes
4:10 PM 02/21/2012 | 0 Votes