In every corner of the house and at each door there is a tall post looking thing.When we bought the house we were told they are orignal and he thought they were victorian.
Are you talking about some kind of pillars, or ??? How wide are they? Are then floor-to-ceiling? Painted to match surroundings? Hollow (tap them)? Where are the exactly in relation to doors, etc?
they are about 4 inches tall and in every corner of the house,yes they are decorative.They are at bottom not up top in walls.
Wooden corner protectors?
The ones at the doorway - if the door casing/trim comes down to meet them - are probably plinth blocks.
(A pilaster is typically the decorative panel that comes up out of the plinth block.)
The ones in the corner are usually just called "inside corner trim blocks", like this:
My stepdad (a contractor, old-house-sympathetic-but-not-obsessive) also called them "corner soldiers", but I don't know how widespread that is.
LOL, I used them when I put up molding in a house I just sold. They're great ways to get out of mitering corners. I called them cheaters.