This is wonderfully carved mahogany staircase. It is an 8 step staircase with fine turned wood vertical landing and banister supports, ball barrel posts, a landing and a supportive squared off U shaped base. These architectural staircases have been made for hundreds of years by a recognized group of well trained, craftsman known as “compagnos”. This piece is 20th Century. Since the Middle Ages, the “compagnos” has been recognized as a prestigious and highly specialized group of craftspeople. Professions fell into “groups” based on material such as stone, wood, metal, textiles etc. Over the years new trades have been added and others have fallen away. This is a wonderful example of a spectacularly crafted 20th Century piece. Waxed with a mellow and varied patina it is a wonderful example.