Dome-shaped Architectural Staircase Model, mid-19th century
This is a Architectural Staircase Model. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is carved, planed, joined, inlaid, and turned walnut and beechwood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This maîtrise (masterpiece) in the 17th-century Italian style, is one of the finest examples of the combination of architectural design and structure with staircase modeling.
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Its dimensions are
H: 61 x W: 67.3 x D: 47 cm (24 x 26 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Dome-shaped Architectural Staircase Model, mid-19th century; carved, planed, joined, inlaid, and turned walnut and beechwood; H: 61 x W: 67.3 x D: 47 cm (24 x 26 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2014-11-3
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.