Titanic Aft Grand Staircase Wreck Wood (stair piece). If you're a serious collector, you already know all about this relic. Offered from one of the largest private online Titanic museums. About the Artifact This piece of the Titanics aft Grand Staircase (GSC), measuring 3 1/2 at the base, is believed to have once been a part of a step or a step back panel.
After the sinking pieces floated (flotsam) out to sea. This was removed from the ocean by the body recovery vessel C.It was turned by the ships carpenter, William Parker, into a well-known picture frame which he crafted for Chief Officer, James Adams. Incorporated into this unique picture frame were intricate carved balustrade sections from beneath the handrail, cut brass originally part of the decorative brass strip which ran across the entire front of each step lip, and hardwood lengths such as this example which Parker used for the back of the frame. This picture frame remained in the family passing into the hands of Gerald T. Mullin, the grandson of James Adams.
In the 1990s the frame was publicly displayed as part of a special Titanic exhibition presented by the Vancouver Maritime Museum in Canada. Don't be fooled by fraudulent rectangular pieces of Titanic aft GSC. Traditionally, authentic pieces are cut into triangles, have significant solid provenance (multiple documents), and are high in value. Authentic relics and artifacts from Titanic are extraordinarily rare and some of the most very valuable collectibles in the world.By far the most difficult to obtain is any part of the Grand Staircase (GSC), which is often romanticized in films, books, and pictures. The wood relic is about 3 1/2 " at the widest, with sides measuring 2 1/2 " and 2 1/4 respectively. It has a rounded edge and original pencil markings on back believed to be from William Parker. Almost all are highly regarded and "tucked away" in private and museum collections. This piece is the fifth of five that will be offered to the public. Four have already been acquired as well as two brass screws. More information on this aft GSC wreck wood section can be viewed at TitanicItems>Wood>Stairwood. Comes with a detailed signed certificate of authenticity (two are from respected Titanic researchers/historians and one from the original owners grandson), multiple documents, and several photo copies of the frame it originated from and of the dismantling process. The provenance package has a solid chain-of-custody back to James Adams. Please do not ask for copies of the LOA's, these are closely guarded to prevent fraud. And standard first class for International and Canada.
The item "RMS Titanic Aft Grand Staircase Wreck Wood. Rare museum artifact Last one" is in sale since Monday, April 17, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Cruise Ships & Ocean Liners\White Star & Titanic". The seller is "titanicitems" and is located in Harbor City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.