Monumental limestone stairway with handrails
Monumental limestone stairway with handrails : Monumental limestone stairway with handrails. This set of Classic antique stairs complete with the original wrought and cast iron hand-rails is exceptional for its fine condition with patina, and for its generous dimensions. This entrance stairway with flamboyant sweeping curves has been sourced from a noble French building undergoing modifications. The French limestone stairs may be 18th century. However the iron hand-rails are 19th century which means the complete external flight of steps is more likely to be 19th century.
Dimensions approx :
- Number of steps : 6
- Overall front to back : 215cm (85 inches)
- Overall height with its hand-rails: 215cm (85 inches)
- Height from ground level to top of stone-work : 130 cm (51 inches)
- Stair tread height 18cm (7 inches) x tread front to back 27 cm (10.6 inches)
- Overall width at the base : 500cm (197 inches)
- Overall width at the top : 400 cm (157.5 inches) (being checked)
On display at BCA’s Normandy premises at Méry Corbon, between Caen & Lisieux.