Staircase Model (France), mid–late 19th century
This is a Staircase model. It is dated mid–late 19th century and we acquired it in 2007. Its medium is carved, joined, turned, bent, and planed oak. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This double-revolution staircase model is similar to one described as being “in Renaissance style for a store,” in plate 17 of a folio by E. Delbrel, published in Paris in the 1880s. The upper level is self-supporting and the railings’ balusters are turned.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 52 x 71 x 44 cm (20 1/2 x 27 15/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Staircase Model (France), mid–late 19th century; carved, joined, turned, bent, and planed oak; H x W x D: 52 x 71 x 44 cm (20 1/2 x 27 15/16 x 17 5/16 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2007-45-10
In addition to Models & Prototypes Gallery: Thaw Models, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Made to Scale: Staircase Masterpieces—The Eugene & Clare Thaw Gift.