Stair Rod

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1800-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12554

Description

Thin, circular brass stair rods have steeple-shaped finial ends. Wrapped in brown paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

stair carpet holders
brass (alloy)
Brass
ROD, STAIR

Inscription

A paper tag attached reads: These brass stair rods were given to me by Aunt Mary Comming (?) from 364 Middle St at that time I thought of having some new rods made to copy the old ones but never did so. 11/15(?)/48 Horace Morison. The other side reads: I was return(ing) these to Cous. Ralph at the old house at 364 Middle St. 11/15/48 Horace Morison.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

0.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1695.1-3