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Hand-Carved Quarter Sawn Oak Banister, circa 1891
Imagine the time and artistry necessary to create this 10 foot long hand carved banister. Made entirely of quartersawn oak and incredibly ornate, this piece is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Angels and winged lions are surrounded by incredible organic flourishes and egg and dart borders. One side is inscribed with the date, "1891," giving us an accurate date of completion. The banister is from the home of Henry Oliver, American industrialist and steel mogul, whose home was built in 1871. The banister was added during the remodel, which was completed in 1892. During his lifetime, Oliver was the largest individual property holder in downtown Pittsburgh, circa 1891 Finish: Original Country of origin: USA Measures: 33.25" tall x 130.75" long x 11" deep.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1891
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 33.25 in. x W 130.75 in. x D 11 in.H 84.46 cm x W 332.11 cm x D 27.94 cm
- Seller LocationMinneapolis, MN
- Seller Reference Number47720
- Reference NumberLU1521210518303
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