Delicate Art Deco wrought iron patterns doorway

Art Deco wrought iron style doorway displaying delicate lotus plant motifs, early 1930s, Natiunile Unite area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

The delicately worked wrought iron doorway in the above image embellishes the entrance of a well designed early 1930s Art Deco style apartment house, where the main decorative theme is the lotus plant motif displayed in diverse prominent places on the building, such as the column capital that I documented here in an earlier post, inspired from the ancient Egyptian imagery popular among the architects of that era. The lotus plant motif is also present on this doorway in finely worked patterns at its centre and on the two vertical stripes that form the door edges.

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