An unusually large antique boxed newel post in oak, dating from the late 1800's. The newel post begins with an unusual cap shaped like a spinning top; below, the newel post is ornamented on three sides with panels of beautifully carved flowers and leaves. The sides of the newel are ornamented with a vertical groove pattern and chamfered edges. This box newel post is in very good antique condition, with one crack on the base of the post (pictured). The newel is 74" tall and 10 ¾" wide.