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Staircase Model (France), ca. 1820–40

This is a Staircase Model. It is dated ca. 1820–40 and we acquired it in 2007. Its medium is planed, joined, and veneered pearwood, walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This style was popularized by the important master of compagnonnage, Agricole Perdiguier.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Perfect Spiral.

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

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 27 x 20 x 15.5 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Staircase Model (France), ca. 1820–40; planed, joined, and veneered pearwood, walnut; H x W x D: 27 x 20 x 15.5 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2007-45-21

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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