Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Door Disguised as a Bookcase

When closed, this door is indistinguishable from the other bookcases that lined the walls -- except for the doorknob. It is the study door of Charles Dickens at his home at Gad's Hill Place. The dummy books contain some humorous titles invented by the author. This was an extremely important room to Dickens that was always kept locked when he was not occupying it and no servants were allowed to enter. More pictures and descriptions of his beloved home here.


Vicki said...

Now, that's my kind of door!
I'd love to visit Gad's Hill Place and see more - especially the grounds.

c. Joy said...

Every home should have a door/room like this. I'm still looking for mine.

Garden, Home and Party said...

What a cool idea, so do you think the door would weigh too much? It would be so fun to have that door in a home library.

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen...the description says the are "dummy books" so maybe the insides are made of a super-light material. If properly hung, a door can be quite heavy. It requires heavy duty hinges and more than the usual three.