A set of steps, usually with a handrail, used for reaching the upper shelves in one's library. Also designed for the same purpose are metamorphic library chairs, a chair which opens up to become a set of library steps. These are quite rare and keenly sought because of their dual function, when they come onto the market.
A set of huon pine bed steps, Tasmanian, circa 1840, 73 cm high, 49.5 cm wide, 72 cm deep. Literature: Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1788-1938, Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, Casuarina Press Ptd Ltd, Woollahra p. 313 (illustrated)
A set of French walnut library steps, 19th century, of openwork design, comprising five steps with stylised bamboo stretchers, iron handrail, strapping and X-frame back support, 85 cm deep, 169 cm high
Regency mahogany library steps early 19th century, the library steps have leathered tops with hinged lid, the middle step has a sliding drawer with a hinged lid on turned legged base. Height 68 cm. Length 72 cm. Width 43.5 cm
A Victorian Ash library ladder, a well finished six step graduated ladder with a rail above the top step and also a felted board to facilitate leaning the ladder against a wall. Height 210 cm. Width 59 cm. (at the base)
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