Learn about Library Chair

An easy chair, usually with a somewhat reclining back and open arms. Some versions were made with detachable book and feet rests. Also of interest are metamorphic chairs, a chair which opened 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.

Learn about Library Steps

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.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

A carved walnut metamorphic library step chair, 107 cm high, 38 cm wide, 40 cm deep

An Arts & Crafts oak metamorphic library chair. Height 90 cm

A cedar metamorphic library chair, Australian, circa 1890

Antique metamorphic library chair, 88 cm tall, with fold out steps

A Regency style metamorphic library chair with scrolled arms

An Edwardian mahogany metamorphic library step chair

A Regency style mahogany metamorphic library armchair 86 cm high, 62 cm wide

A late 19th century oak metamorphic library chair, the back folding over to reveal steps.

A set of Victorian mahogany metamorphic library steps in the form of a hall seat, the hinged body folding to form three steps.

A fine set of Regency mahogany metamorphic library chair steps, English circa 1820

George IV metamorphic library chair - folds open to make three tier steps

A Regency style mahogany metamorphic library armchair, the back folding over to reveal four steps

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