Bell Tower Model, ca. 1880
This masterwork is a virtuosity of joinery. Its ogival turrets with turned finials are a sign of the mastery of roof-making. In the mid- to late-19th century, masters of compagnonnage who combined their talents on a masterwork sometimes paraded the piece through the city in which it had been made or was to be exhibited. This staircase may be one such collaboration.
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Its dimensions are
H: 121 x W: 41.9 x D: 41.9 cm (47 5/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Bell Tower Model, ca. 1880; carved and turned pearwood; H: 121 x W: 41.9 x D: 41.9 cm (47 5/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2014-11-1
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.