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Design of Stair Parts in the Tudor and Jacobean Period 1485-1625

Arts and Crafts 1860-1925 Staircases Stair Parts

Twenties and Thirties Staircase Stair Parts

The Design of Stairs and Fitting Fine Quality Guild Carved Stair Parts, Baluster, Spindles and Newel Posts and Handrail

Introduction to Method IV Newelled or Platform Stairs Preparation for Guild Carved Stair Parts

Fourth Method Examples Of Platform Stairs And Guild Stair Parts

An Open Newel Stair and Stair Parts

Fourth Method: How to Determine the Rise and Going of a Flight of Stairs and the Fitting of Carved Stair Parts

Various Plans For Stairs and Stair Parts Use

Stair Parts Newels, Newel Posts, Balusters and Ornamental Balusters

Balusters of Various Kinds

Miscellaneous Stair Parts Items

The Historic Design Criteria of Stair Parts in the English and American Home from Charles I To George IV

The Drawings of Inigo Jones and John Webb of Designs of Stair Parts and Webb's Own Work

The Transition of Staircase (Stair Parts ) Design in Minor Buildings and Interiors

Historic Design of Stair Parts Mullions Superseded by Sash-Windows

Sir Christopher Wren and His Contribution to Changes in Interiors in Stair Parts

Carving by Grinling Gibbons and Its influence on the Design of Stair Parts

“Designs of Stair Parts by Captain Wynne“

Stair Parts Design in the Construction of Cliefden House Bucks

Design of Stair Parts on the Grand Staircase at Clarendon’s House in Piccadilly

Design of Stair Parts in St. Lawrence Jewry

Carved Stair Parts Design Used At Melton Constable Norfolk

Less Pretentious Mansions with Carved Stair Parts Main Staircases

Beettingham's Work in the Design of the Grand Staircase with Carved Stair Parts at Holkham

Adam's Interior Work Design on Carved Stair Parts

The Stair Parts Designs Used at Adelphi and Other Adam Houses

Designed Stair Parts In Some Pleasing Country Houses

Design Criteria Inn Signs

Combination of Shop & Dwelling-house and the Design for Stair Parts Used

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Arts and Crafts 1860-1925 Staircases Stair PartsThe History of Staircases

The staircase became a central feature of the entrance or living hall. They provided a gallery from which the hostess could be seen when a guest arrived, and an intermediary landing on which the actual greet­ing could take place. Most 19th-century staircases are of solid wood, either painted, if the wood is of inferior quality, or, ideally, polished. Stair Carved Balusters are often turned, like 17th- and 18th-century prototypes, and newel posts can be richly carved.

Art Nouveau 1888-1905 Staircase Stair Parts

Art Nouveau 1888-1905 Staircase Stair Parts

Stair Parts ref: SPF421
Stair Parts ref: SPF422

In Britain and the United States. wood remained the favorite material. In most houses changes are found only in the design. Piercing of carved balusters with simple shapes was adopted by many manufacturers. Sometimes, in the Arts and Crafts manner, plain carved square-section balusters were placed so close together that they formed a kind of screen, the lower part of which could be filled in to form a rectangle of solid wooden panelling. The plain newel post could be extended right to the ceiling.

Edwardian 1901-1914 Staircase Stair Parts

Edwardian 1901-1914 Staircase Stair Parts

Stair Parts ref: SPF423
Stair Parts ref: SPF424
Stair Parts ref: SPF425

The main departure from Victorian designs was the wish for a proper stair hall in even comparatively modest houses. The space thus gained was seen as appropriate for entertaining, and could double up as a dining room. A screen could be placed across the comer to obscure the front door. In larger houses an effort was made to accommodate the stairs in a generous entrance hall.

In the average house the actual joinery details of the staircase stair parts differed little from those of the late Victorian period. "Georgian" and "Adam" ornamentation might be found in the grander carved balustrade, but many houses, influenced by Arts and Crafts styles,

In middle-class houses it was now commonplace for housewives to do their own dusting, and this had some subtle design implications. Stair rods, which had hitherto been almost always brass and needed polishing once a week, were now made in oak and were virtually maintenance-free. The deep-cut mouldings of the Victorian staircase were softened to make cleaning easier.

American Beaux Arts 1870-1920 Staircase Stair Parts

American Beaux Arts 1870-1920 Staircase Stair Parts

Stair Parts ref: SPF426
Stair Parts ref: SPF427

The staircase stair parts was a dominant feature, establishing the tone of a Beaux Arts interior even if it was placed on one side rather than centrally. At the outset of the era, the most popular type was a version of Italian Renaissance design in wood. Three turned carved balusters spindles rested on each tread. The newel posts were huge, often square, with turned sections and carved panels; they could be capped with finials

The Tudor or Jacobean Revival staircases, also wooden, had thicker carved spindles balusters. In some Tudor and early French Renaissance Revival examples, the handrail was supported by wooden arches that stood on the string board. But the most elaborate wooden balustrades (Italianate, Tudor or early French Renaissance) are those with sections of pierced and carved decoration framed by square posts.

American Beaux Arts 1870-1920 Staircase Stair Parts

Stair Parts ref: SPF428
Stair Parts ref: SPF429

Georgian and Colonial Revival staircases are more delicate, with turned, columnar or vase-shaped balu­sters, and spiral-turned or fluted newel posts. The handrail often ends in a spiral around the post. Often the stairs and balusters would be painted white, while the handrail was stained or painted brown.