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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 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.

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: 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; 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

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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