A stunning antique three-piece hand-carved figural staircase with mermaids, sea creatures, women, and flowers. This set features astonishing detail, and includes two long pieces for a stair handrail and a smaller section designed for a landing. The first handrail section, intricately carved on both sides, begins with a woman with flowing hair, surrounded by water lilies and other flowers, atop carved waves. Below, a second girl rides a whiskered sea creature amid aquatic plants; at the bottom, a little girl hides among leaves. The landing section, carved only on one side, features a large fish at the bottom of the sea, surrounded by carved plants, flowers, and rocks. The second handrail, also carved only on one side, features a mermaid in the center, flanked by large fish amid leaves and flowers. The first handrail section is approx. 12' (145") long, 35 ¾" tall at the top section, and 25-1/2" tall on the bottom end. The landing piece measures 31" by 43". The second handrail section is 11 feet long.