In Connecticut, I have seen dozens of variations — 2 panel, 5 panel, 6 panel, 3 panel, 8 panel. (The 3 paneled doors usually consist of one large panel, rather than the two smaller panels, on the top or bottom).
The 6 Panel Door: The Cross & The Bible. In 2015, I saw online people sharing about a 6 panel door and how it represents two Christian symbols.
Six Panel Door: Myth or Miracle? Probably the most common design for doors here in the United States is the six panel door. Appropriately named, because back in the good old days it had six "panels".
There are many styles of frame-and-panel door, but one of the most common is the so-called classic six-panel door, which features two smaller upper panels, two long center panels, and two intermediate-sized lower panels. Although this door style is architecturally most appropriate to colonial-style architecture, it is so popular that it is ...
The common six-panel door, in which the top four panels are proportioned to delineate a cross and the lower two panels represent the open Bible, was popular in colonial America and is often called a Colonial door, or Christian door, or cross-and-Bible door.
Best Answer: In the 18th century, some modernizing and improvement of door design came into being. Some doors had 2 panels, some 5 some 6. But the one configuration that seems to have taken on a bit of a legend is the 6 panel door that has come to be called a “Cross & Bible door” or “Christian door.”
Six panel doors are not specifically Christian. It is likely that the symbolism was projected onto them after the style gained popularity. At least references to the Christian symbolism post date their invention by over a century.
Georgian 6-panel door with a surround of pilasters on pedestals and a broken scrolled pediment. By Hull Historical To learn more about paneled doors, download our PDF guide to Authentic Historic Doors here , or check out the Hull Historical Molding Catalog here .