Spiral Staircase Model, 1880
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An unusually large architectural model of a spiral staircase constructed of fruitwood with 16 steps, with individually hand-turn balusters rising in a double spiral, set on a circular plinth. French, circa 1880.
Height overall: 24 inches (61 cm).
In the 19th and 20th centuries, miniature staircases, along with all sorts of other architectural detail models, were produced by architects and furniture makers to illustrate proposed features for projects. Collecting staircase models was popularized at the end of the 20th century by the late fashion designer Bill Blass.
This beautifully constructed model features turned balusters with a plain double-handrail and is set of a raised on a circular platform.
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