The Monkey's tail is an ornate start to any flight of stairs. the design is created by the handrail turning out from the normal centre line of the stairs and curling around a circular section of the handrail. There are numerous designs of Monkeys' tails from tight scrolling shapes to loser turns with just a profiled end to the scroll. Please look at out monkey's tail gallery for some pictures of different types of Monkeys' tails.
Monkey's tail Gallery.
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Wreathed or wreathing volute.