Baluster

late 17th century (made)

604-1883 FWK

Double-bulbed baluster from a staircase, carved oak, the Netherlands or Belgium, late 17th century

Baluster from a staircase, carved oak, double-bulbed.

This type of double-bulbed baluster was one of the first to become popular in the early 1400s. The resemblance between the clasping acanthus leaves and the pomegranate flower gave the baluster its name (balustro, Italian: pomegranate flower).

Location: In Storage

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