chinese handrail

here’s the second of two in today’s asian themed handrail. 

this is an elaborate stone finial from an apparently very old chinese handrail. a finial is the decorative piece which rises above the handrail and is often found on newel posts. newel posts are the little half posts which help to break up a long span or secure the bottom of a staircase railing.

check out this as a decorative stair railing