1st Class Main Staircase
First class main staircase.
Titanic had two staircases; a forward or Grand Staircase between the first and second funnels and another staircase for the use of second class passengers, located between the third and forth funnels.
Harland & Wolff employed the most skilled carpenters in Ireland to turn the Grand Staircase into an intricate work of art – a task which they evidently completed successfully. Decorated with oak panelling and gilded balustrades, the wide sweeping steps and landings of the Grand Staircase rose majestically through six decks, and were crowned by a magnificent glass dome.
On the uppermost landing, shown here, was a large panel containing a clock flanked by the figures of Honour and Glory crowning Time.
"In the middle of the hall rises a gracefully curving staircase, its balustrade supported by light scroll-work of iron with occasional touches of bronze, in the form of flowers and foliage …….. The staircase is one of the principal features of the ship, and will be greatly admired as being without doubt the finest piece of workmanship of its kind afloat"
White Star Line