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 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 early 19th century bed-steps, with integral commode, on short turned legs. Width 48 cm. Depth 61 cm. Height 69 cm

A set of Victorian mahogany bedsteps, 50 cm wide, 66 cm deep (extended), 44 cm high

A set of Victorian mahogany bedsteps with original pot, 47 cm wide, 70 cm deep, 66 cm high