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Grand Staircase

accessories AMAR012

12-3/4"x 12-1/8"x 19-3/8"H

list price: $262.50
your price: $210.00
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Elegant hand-crafted model of grand staircase made of solid birch and cherry wood and finished in warm distressed antique finish.

grand staircase is crafted in the manner of models made by members of a French Guild. Prevalent from the Middle Ages it reached its zenith during the 17th through the 19th centuries. In the compagnonnage apprentices first developed technical skills and studied geometrical drawing and design. They then were sent on a “Tour de France’, working with masters throughout the country. Ultimately each produced a "guild masterpiece" or maîtrise demonstrating mastery of joinery, cabinetmaking, carpentry, and design concepts and techniques.

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mission staircase
mission staircase
lighthouse staircase
lighthouse staircase
spiral staircase
spiral staircase
bell tower
bell tower
Michelangelo had several models made of the St. Peter dome during the time he worked on it. Discovered in an attic and newly restored, these models are now a main attraction at the Vatican Museum. Architects over the centuries have made models to check details in 3D and help clients understand dimensional perspectives. Many architects of renown also collected models, not only for their exquisite workmanship but also for their value as decor in homes and especially offices. We offer a small but no less fascinating collection of early stair models and dome buildings. Cherry and birch wood finished in subtle shades of light and dark honey. Sinuous curves and arches in beautifully finished wood add a fluid touch to private or corporate quarters.
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