Victorian Leadlights

  • Victorian Leadlight Glass Door
  • Victorian Leadlight Glass Door

The Victorian period in Australian (1890-1915) was named after the then Queen Victoria and can be broken up into three main time periods, Early, Middle and Late
Victorian Leadlight Glass Door

The Early Style-Characteristics

  • Symmetrical Layout
  • Central located front doors
  • High roofs
  • Corrugated iron

The Middle Style-Characteristics

  • Cast iron lace work
  • Colonial Style floor Plan
  • Central hallway
  • Weatherboard & larger homes red brick
  • Bull nose veranda

Last Victorian Style-Characteristics

  • Was the most decorative with style some time called the “Bloom Style”
  • Timber Fret work
  • Tilled Verandas

Victorian Leadlights usually consist of symmetrical geometric shapes with an array of colours. They often have a hand painted roundel in the centre or a botanical motif ( for example a stylised flower or leaves) . In many traditional windows there are jewels and hand spun roundels. The lead light windows are normally located in the front door surround, stairwell, fanlights and feature windows.

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