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Model - Staircase, Albert Trapp, Wood, Victoria, circa 1879 Object Reg. No: ST 021649

Summary:
This is a model of a curved staircase with balustrades. It is housed in an ornamental wooden case with glass sides and a wooden floor and ceiling. The floor has an ornamental inlaid design. It is made from several Australian timbers including acacia, melanoxylon (Leguminosae) and blackwood. It was made by Albert Trapp of Williamstown, Victoria, and was exhibited at the Melbourne Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial Exhibition in 1879, where it was awarded a silver medal.
Description:
This model of a curved staircase with balustrades, with an ornamental display case with glass sides and a wooden floor and ceiling. It is made from several Australian timbers including acacia, melanoxylon (Leguminosae) and blackwood. The staircase stands on a circular decorative wooden floor, with an inlaid circular design. This design is composed of several different types of timber arranged in wedges to form a circle. The lower section of the outside of the staircase is inlaid with circles in a paler wood, evenly spaced on both sides of the staircase. The balustrades are turned wood, and a cream carpet runner, extends the length of the staircase.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs J. Brown, 1941
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 50 cm (Height), 62 cm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: IN A CASE 26 IN. X 26 IN. X 32 IN.

More information

Tagged with: australian timbers, exhibitions melbourne juvenile 1879, legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses, staircases, woodworking
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Timber Products
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Place & Date Exhibited: Exhibition: 1879 Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879-1880
Modelmaker: Mr Albert Trapp, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, circa 1879

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