This beautiful stone monumental staircase, of the octogonal turret type, with its finely sculpted newel, embrasures and capitals, graces the François I wing of the Royal Castle of Blois.
Ce bel escalier monumental en pierre de type vis hors-oeuvre, octogonal, avec son fût central, embrasures et chapiteaux finement sculptés se trouve dans l’aile François I du château royal de Blois.
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Is there a reason you didn’t use ‘noyau’ for newel? I only ask because I remember the menuisier used ‘noyau’ when talking about our staircase.
I could also have said “noyau” in this case. The “fût” is always solid as opposed to the “noyau” which can also be “évidé or hollow. When it is solid, then “fût” is the correct technical term rather than “noyau”.
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