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Curved Staircase Model In The French Style, ca. 1850

This is a Curved Staircase Model in the French Style. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is carved, planed, turned, and veneered walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eugene V. Thaw and Clare E. Thaw. It is credited Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 30 x 28 x 43.5 cm (11 13/16 in. x 11 in. x 17 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Curved Staircase Model In The French Style, ca. 1850; carved, planed, turned, and veneered walnut; H x W x D: 30 x 28 x 43.5 cm (11 13/16 in. x 11 in. x 17 1/8 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2014-11-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Made to Scale: Staircase Masterpieces—The Eugene & Clare Thaw Gift.

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