Society of Antiquaries – Back Stair

This staircase is in the West Wing of Burlington House – for more on the West Wing click here

At first glance this seems like a pretty straight forward swept soffit staircase.

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However, the introduction of a small check on the underside of each tread really gives the soffit of the flight a rhythm that doesn’t exist with a swept soffit.

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I’m not convinced that the detail is completely resolved at the quarter landings though.

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