I have for sale a beautifully proportioned spiral staircase, a magnificent addition to a home and a real feature in a room.
It has a 19th century look about it, but I would say it was probably made just before the war—in the 1930s. It is constructed entirely in mahogany with the centre column apparently internally weighted with lead, for stability.
All in very good condition. The main spiral structure that holds the outside of the steps would be vertical layers of solid timber with a surface of mahogany veneer, this has bubbled in places, see photo number 7. These can usually be put down again with heat. There is also, of course, a little bit of sunlight fading.
It is currently in a room with a distance from floor to ceiling of 111 inches (282 cm), floor to floor of 122 inches (310 cm), but the top step is lower than the floor (see photo 6). The distance from floor to top step is 114½ inches (291 cm), therefore the staicase could also go in a room which is about 104 inches (264 cm)high.
A good craftsman could also reduce the height to suit, by taking out steps from the top and rejointing the newel post.
At the moment the opening in the ceiling is 60 inches (152 cm) with a gap of 6 inches (15 cm) to the banister rail. The treads are 21 inches (53.5 cm) wide.
The staircase is in a private house, but can be viewed by arrangement.
Extraction of the staircase will be paid for by the seller and carried out by their builders. Transport can be arranged, but paid for by the buyer as usual. Collection is, of course, welcome.
This staircase has now sold and has been installed in its new home in Dorset. Thank you very much for the interest.
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