The Grand Staircase replicas
This 'Grand' set-up is more than 8 feet long and over 4 feet high!
Showcase your collection in "Grand Staircase style"
with this incredible backdrop
From the banded laurel leaf moulding to the Louis XIV garlands and medallions
our Grand Staircase Balustrade replica in 1/2 scale is First-class all the way. No detail has been spared right down to the oak wood grain. We strived to make it the perfect backdrop for your Titanic artifacts, ephemera, and collectibles.
Choose gold paint or genuine 24 karat gold leaf (as shown).
1/2 scale like our large clock
You'll feel like you have a piece of the RMS Titanic in your very own
home! The complete balustrade is nearly 3 feet long and over 2 feet tall.
What collectors are saying about the balustrade
I am so glad that I picked the 24 Carat Gold Leaf. I also love the Cherub Pedestal. It really completes the Titanic Cherub in a great way. Everything that I have received from you looks so much better in person than on the website. So much detail, they are all perfect!
I will be moving all these items to their permanent location soon and I will send photos when I have completed that task. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!!
James H. Van Dusen, Sterling Heights, MI
Your decision: 24 karat gold leaf or standard gold paint
RMS Titanic had ormolu ornaments. Ormolu (from French or moulu, signifying gold ground or pounded) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-karat gold to an object in bronze. The French refer to this technique as bronze doré.
Is it worth $100 extra
The genuine 24 karat gold leaf we use costs us $25 to do one balustrade. Then it takes 3 hours to do it. We have to paint the ornaments carefully in gold paint first. Then a coat of the gold leaf sizing (glue). This must be done very carefully because the leaf will stick anywhere the glue is applied. After drying, the gold leaf is applied. This is a delicate process that requires skill and patience. Finally the gold is burnished with a brush to smooth it down to the glue surface and remove the excess particles. It is time-consuming to do it neatly. This pic is at the '3rd step' of applying the leaf. The little rosettes at the top of the picture do not have their real gold yet...just gold paint. The photos allow a comparison of the more subtle gold-painted finish to the high luster of 24 karat gold leaf. The choice is yours!
Compare this regular paint to gold leaf in the photos...both are nice. You choose!
The Newel Posts...
That flank the balustrade can 'stand alone,' but are also made the proper size to hold our Pineapple Finials on top. A nice way to 'backdrop' or enframe a Titanic collection in GRAND STAIRCASE STYLE.