17th Century Jacobean Style Oak Staircase //Project 1183
This early 17th century period style staircase was created for a property in the Cotswolds. The oak staircase is hand made with traditional pegged joints. It features some charming vernacular details including the 17th century style lozenge shaped carvings in the newel posts, faceted finials and the beautiful hand cut balusters. An under stair cupboard with a planked oak door were also installed.
The staircase was inspired by an original early 17th century example existing in Chastleton House, which is a rare example of a Jacobean building with untouched interiors, joinery and architecture, now run by the national trust. The original is heavily distressed from over 400 years of use. We decided to recreate some of this charm and texture whilst keeping it functional and sympathetic to the surrounding interiors. It is finished in a dark oak colour and hand polished to a matt waxed finish with antiquing and aging to heavy wear areas.