Mixing the Orders

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One of the series of doors found at the base of the stairs in the south hall at Ballyhaise, County Cavan. While the core of the house dates from c.1730, this part of the building was extensively remodelled and extended early in the following century. The doorcases, with their ribbed pilasters and feathered capitals beneath expansive arched fans, date from that period.

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For more about Ballyhaise, see Made to Last For Ever, March 9th 2015.

2 comments on “Mixing the Orders

  1. Andrew McCarthy says:

    Lovely! This looks very interestingly like several similar examples of wooden doorcases in early American Federal houses in Charleston, South Carolina.

    • Thanks, that is interesting. Of course many craftsmen from Ireland went to work in the United States (and a few of them even came back again). And let us not forget that the courthouse in Charleston, SC was designed by Kilkenny-born architect James Hoban (who then went on to design the White House). So there are strong links.

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