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1900s French Vintage Fruit Picking Painting Ladder Library Ladder /Shop Display
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
1900s French vintage fruit picking / painting ladder. This ladder will be great as an vintage library ladder It is sturdy and usable. We currently have a couple of these ladder...
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20th Century French French Provincial Ladders

Materials

Metal

Late 19th Century Regency Style Metamorphic Armchair or Library Ladder
Located in San Francisco, CA
This is a classical mahogany library chair that transforms into a very sturdy ladder for those taller shelves. The chair is very well made and has only some minor scratches underne...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Regency Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

1900s French Vintage Artists Painting Ladder / Library Steps / Shop Display
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
1900s French vintage fruit picking / painting ladder. 1900s French vintage artists painting ladder library steps / shop display This ladder will be great as an vintage library step...
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20th Century French French Provincial Ladders

Materials

Metal

Rare & Beautifully Hand-Carved Antique Dutch Arts & Crafts Library Stairs, Steps
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare, all-original and highly practical library stairs or table. These rare Arts & Crafts library stairs are another great example of the beauty and the quality of the workmanship o...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Ladders

Materials

Wood

Library Ladder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Library ladder from the National Library in Paris.
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Antique 1890s French Ladders

Materials

Wood

  • Library Ladder
  • Library Ladder
  • Library Ladder
  • Library Ladder
H 89 in. W 22 in. D 47 in.
Folding Library Ladder
Located in Greenwich, CT
A library ladder of polished wood uprights with black iron rungs and iron hinge fittings that folds first into a pole and then further into to a three foot unit.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Ladders

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Iron

  • Folding Library Ladder
  • Folding Library Ladder
  • Folding Library Ladder
  • Folding Library Ladder
H 88 in. W 11 in. D 3 in.
Black Forest Walnut Library Ladder
Located in New York, NY
Rustic Black Forest (19th Cent) walnut 3 step library ladder with carved branch design. (late 19th cent.)
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Antique 19th Century German Black Forest Ladders

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Walnut

  • Black Forest Walnut Library Ladder
  • Black Forest Walnut Library Ladder
  • Black Forest Walnut Library Ladder
  • Black Forest Walnut Library Ladder
H 32.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 23 in.
English Regency Mahogany Library Ladder
Located in New York, NY
English Regency mahogany library ladder with spiral steps and a central pillar surrounding a rectangular cabinet with a front door.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Ladders

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Brass

  • English Regency Mahogany Library Ladder
  • English Regency Mahogany Library Ladder
  • English Regency Mahogany Library Ladder
  • English Regency Mahogany Library Ladder
H 51 in. W 20.75 in. D 20.75 in.
Library Ladder, 19 ° Century, England
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Elegant library ladder from the end of the 19th century -England Very beautiful ladder with 4 steps which has a decoration in wrought iron and a reinforcement for stability Very be...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Aesthetic Movement Ladders

Materials

Pine

  • Library Ladder, 19 ° Century, England
  • Library Ladder, 19 ° Century, England
  • Library Ladder, 19 ° Century, England
  • Library Ladder, 19 ° Century, England
H 45.67 in. W 13.39 in. D 29.14 in.
Antique French Library Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French library ladder is an intriguing curiosity that harks back to the days before computers, when virtually all knowledge was stored with books. The fortunate and affluent ...
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Antique 1870s French Rustic Ladders

Materials

Oak

  • Antique French Library Ladder
  • Antique French Library Ladder
  • Antique French Library Ladder
  • Antique French Library Ladder
H 45.5 in. W 23 in. D 30.5 in.
Large French Industrial Library Ladder, circa 1900
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A large French industrial iron library ladder from a bank, circa 1900.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Industrial Ladders

Materials

Iron

  • Large French Industrial Library Ladder, circa 1900
  • Large French Industrial Library Ladder, circa 1900
  • Large French Industrial Library Ladder, circa 1900
  • Large French Industrial Library Ladder, circa 1900
H 81.89 in. W 27.96 in. D 42.92 in.
Library Ladder 19th Century-England
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Elegant library ladder from the end of the 19th century -England Very beautiful ladder with 7 steps which has a decoration in wrought iron and a reinforcement for stability Very be...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Aesthetic Movement Ladders

Materials

Pine

  • Library Ladder 19th Century-England
  • Library Ladder 19th Century-England
  • Library Ladder 19th Century-England
  • Library Ladder 19th Century-England
H 68.51 in. W 13.39 in. D 5.52 in.
Late 19th Century Mahogany Library Ladder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 19th Century Mahogany Library Ladder, 1860's Beautiful French Mahogany Library stairs, hand-carved with superb dovetailed joints. The stairs contain an attractive handrail r...
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Antique 19th Century French Ladders

Materials

Mahogany

  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Library Ladder
  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Library Ladder
  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Library Ladder
  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Library Ladder
H 70.5 in. W 22 in. D 48 in.
19th Century English Country Style, Scalloped Library Ladder
Located in New York, NY
19th century English Country style library ladder composed of mustard-painted wood. Ladder folds and is carved with scalloped sides.
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Antique 19th Century English Ladders

Materials

Wood

Folding Wooden Library Ladder from Late 19th Century France
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folding wooden library ladder from late 19th century France.
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Vintage 1920s French Aesthetic Movement Ladders

Materials

Wood

French Painted Library Ladder with Eight Rungs, Early 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French Painted Library Ladder with Eight Rungs, Early 20th Century
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Early 20th Century French Ladders

Materials

Wood

English Faux Bamboo Library Ladder in Brown Paint with White Accents, circa 1830
Located in Charleston, SC
English faux bamboo library ladder in brown paint with white accents, circa 1830. Beehive turnings at top and bottom in white accents. Nickel silver and brass hinges.
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Antique 1830s European Regency Ladders

Materials

Wood

Pair of French Walnut Library Ladders
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French (19th Century) walnut library ladders with side railings and steps leading to a top platform (on casters) (attributed to Napoleon III's personal library) (Related item...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Stairs

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Walnut

  • Pair of French Walnut Library Ladders
  • Pair of French Walnut Library Ladders
  • Pair of French Walnut Library Ladders
  • Pair of French Walnut Library Ladders
H 106 in. W 66 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury Italian Walnut Large Wood 3-Step Library Ladder
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian carved walnut wood large ladder with three stairs. Versatile and practical, the elegant library essential is in excellent condition with a rich walnut patina. Use t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Ladders

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Italian Carved Walnut Wood Spiral 4-Step Library Ladder
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian carved walnut wood tall circular step ladder with four stairs rolled around a turned, central post embellished with a decorative finial. Versatile and practical, th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Ladders

Materials

Wood

Antique Italian Carved Walnut Wood Large Wood 3-Step Library Ladder
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful antique Italian carved walnut wood large ladder with three stairs. In typical tuscan style, with great design and amazing detail in the carved frame decors all-around the s...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Ladders

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Italian Carved Walnut Wood and Leather Spiral 4-Step Library Ladder
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian carved walnut wood tall circular step ladder with four stairs rolled around a turned, central post embellished with a decorative finial. Each step is upholstered wi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ladders

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Wood, Leather

Midcentury Italian Carved Walnut Wood and Leather Foldable 3-Step Library Ladder
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian carved walnut wood foldable step ladder with three stairs with great twisted turned legs. Each step is upholstered with the original red leather decorated with gold...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ladders

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Wood, Leather

English Regency Metamorphic Library Ladder
Located in New York, NY
English Regency mahogany metamorphic library table/steps with hinged top & lion finial on a scrolled base. (with registry tag for J. Brodey, Bristol, dated March 12, 1851)
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Tables

Materials

Bronze

Mid-20th Century German Carved Wood and Leather Spiral Step Library Ladder
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Created in Germany circa 1960 and standing on turned legs, the tall circular step ladder features four stairs rolled around a turned, central post embellished with a decorative brass...
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Mid-20th Century German Louis XIII Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-19th Century French Carved Oak and Iron Seven-Step Folding Library Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique step ladder was created in France, circa 1870. Made of solid oak with folding iron mechanism, the sturdy ladder features seven steps ending with top handle. Prac...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Rustic Ladders

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Oak

Drexel Heritage Mahogany Library Step Ladder
By Drexel
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s Drexel Heritage mahogany two step library ladder. Great to decorate with and can hold lots of objects. Hint of Asian styling with the side wood accents. First step is 7...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Pair of French Folding Library Step Ladders
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome pair of late 19th century French country folding library ladders. Featuring a handcrafted design with seven rungs or steps and iron hardware. From an estate in Santa Barbara...
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Antique 19th Century French Country Ladders

Materials

Iron

Rustic Black Forest (19th Cent) walnut 3 step library ladder with carved branch
Located in New York, NY
Continental Neoclassic (Possibly Russian, mid 19th Century) karelian birch and fruitwood bench with flaired arms and tapered legs.
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Antique 19th Century Russian Neoclassical Benches

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Fruitwood, Upholstery, Birch

Walnut and Chestnut Library Step Ladder
Located in Washington, DC
A walnut and chestnut library step ladder. Dimensions below are for the step ladder in open position. The closed height is 53" and the depth closed is 5"
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Antique Early 19th Century European Ladders

Materials

Chestnut, Walnut

  • Walnut and Chestnut Library Step Ladder
  • Walnut and Chestnut Library Step Ladder
  • Walnut and Chestnut Library Step Ladder
  • Walnut and Chestnut Library Step Ladder
H 44 in. W 13.5 in. D 43 in.
Mid-Century French Country Carved and Painted Pine Library Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique scalloped step ladder was created in France, circa 1970. Carved of pine, the ladder features four steps connected to a sturdy stretcher. Practical and useful, th...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Ladders

Materials

Pine

English Carved-Wood Library Step Ladder Would Also Be a Great Kitchen Piece
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage English carved-wood set of library steps. This oak wood step ladder from England is nicely-sized at just over 70 inches tall, and has three steps. The third, and top step, ...
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20th Century English Ladders

Materials

Wood

English Folding Library Step Ladder of Mahogany and Brass from the Edwardian Era
Located in Austin, TX
A fine period English folding library step ladder (or library steps) of mahogany with brass hardware and hook (for closed or stowaway position) from the Edwardian Era. Dimensions ...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Ladders

Materials

Metal, Brass

19th Century French Napoleon III Carved Walnut Folding Library Six-Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in France circa 1880 and made of walnut, the stairs features six graduated steps to one side and connected to the opposing support with a wooden and metal action folding mech...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Ladders

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Walnut

Mid-Century French Louis XIII Carved Walnut and Brass Spiral Library Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Use this vintage fruitwood staircase to organize books in your office or library. Created in France circa 1960 and standing on turned legs, the small circular step ladder features th...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XIII Ladders

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Napoleon III Carved Walnut Folding Library Six-Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Lyon, France circa 1880 and made of walnut, the stairs features six graduated steps to one side and connected to the opposing support with a wooden and metal action foldin...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Ladders

Materials

Iron

19th Century French Napoleon III Carved Walnut Folding Library Five-Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Lyon, France circa 1880 and made of walnut, the stairs features five graduated steps to one side and connected to the opposing support with a wooden and metal action foldi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Ladders

Materials

Iron

Library Staircase
Located in Stamford, CT
Solid wood library staircase, circa early 20th century.      
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Early 20th Century Ladders

Materials

Wood

  • Library Staircase
  • Library Staircase
  • Library Staircase
  • Library Staircase
H 102 in. W 36 in. D 55 in.
Ash Library Steps
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Beautiful ash library staircase, with many details. The steps are very stable in use due to the construction and the long handle. Perfectly suited for everyday use and multiple purpo...
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2010s English Ladders

Materials

Ash

  • Ash Library Steps
  • Ash Library Steps
  • Ash Library Steps
  • Ash Library Steps
H 57.09 in. W 11.82 in. D 20.48 in.
Spiral Library Steps
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
Two matching (one right hand, one left hand), fine Georgian design spiral design library steps with turned hand pole support, column decoration and inset leather treads.
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21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Ladders

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Leather, Wood

  • Spiral Library Steps
  • Spiral Library Steps
  • Spiral Library Steps
  • Spiral Library Steps
H 47.25 in. Dm 22.5 in.
19th Century English Library Steps
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English oak library steps with double sided steps. The sides are hand carved decorated in a geometric pattern and have turnings applied on each side. The sides are shape...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Ladders

Materials

Oak

  • 19th Century English Library Steps
  • 19th Century English Library Steps
  • 19th Century English Library Steps
  • 19th Century English Library Steps
H 16.5 in. W 22 in. D 18.75 in.
Edwardian Mahogany and Brass Library Steps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Classic English Edwardian mahogany and brass library steps. The mahogany base with four steps with solid brass piped hand railing. The brass with a mellow lightly polished finish wit...
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Antique Early 1900s European Edwardian Ladders

Materials

Brass

  • Edwardian Mahogany and Brass Library Steps
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Brass Library Steps
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Brass Library Steps
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Brass Library Steps
H 35 in. W 32 in. D 21.5 in.
Set of French Victorian Walnut Library Steps
Located in New York, NY
Set of French Victorian style walnut library steps with 4 steps & pierced scroll-carved sides & molded railing (1st ¼ 20th Cent)
Category

20th Century French Ladders

Materials

Walnut

Library Stairs, 19th-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of library stairs with eight steps. Under use of old parts. The wood has a very beautiful character.
Category

Antique 19th Century European Ladders

Materials

Wood

  • Library Stairs, 19th-20th Century
  • Library Stairs, 19th-20th Century
  • Library Stairs, 19th-20th Century
  • Library Stairs, 19th-20th Century
H 57.09 in. W 22.84 in. D 35.44 in.
Pitch Pine Library Steps, England, circa 1900
By Slingsby of England
Located in Culver City, CA
Pitch pine library steps, England, circa 1900. Tall set of steps in pitch pine with makers label “Slingsby".
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Antique Early 1900s English Ladders

Materials

Pine

  • Pitch Pine Library Steps, England, circa 1900
  • Pitch Pine Library Steps, England, circa 1900
  • Pitch Pine Library Steps, England, circa 1900
  • Pitch Pine Library Steps, England, circa 1900
H 60 in. W 15.5 in. D 40.5 in.
French 19th Century Chestnut Library Steps
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This simple yet sturdy French chestnut library step would be a fantastic addition to your home. It features a single handrail on the right side of the ladder and a small landing, wil...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Ladders

Materials

Chestnut

  • French 19th Century Chestnut Library Steps
  • French 19th Century Chestnut Library Steps
  • French 19th Century Chestnut Library Steps
  • French 19th Century Chestnut Library Steps
H 77.5 in. W 35.25 in. D 21 in.
Vintage Library Steps with Burgundy Embossed Leather Insets
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this Lovely Vintage Step Ladder. A very good quality and solid steps, to be used in libraries, offices etc. We have lightly restored this b...
Category

20th Century British Ladders

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

19th Century English Painted Pine Library Steps
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
English 19th century painted pine library steps with detachable arm support, circa 1850. Height - 219cm/115cm. 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century English Ladders

Materials

Pine

  • 19th Century English Painted Pine Library Steps
  • 19th Century English Painted Pine Library Steps
  • 19th Century English Painted Pine Library Steps
  • 19th Century English Painted Pine Library Steps
H 86.23 in. W 19.3 in. D 0.4 in.
Neo-Classical Style English Tooled Leather and Pine Library Steps
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a set of English neo-classical style tooled leather and pine library steps with hidden storage. It most likely dates to the 40s. It has lite age wear. Each step has black too...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Ladders

Materials

Leather, Pine

Rare 19th Century Bamboo Library Long Arm, Book Grabber
Located in London, GB
A great edition to any home library, this bamboo, and brass grabber is in excellent working order.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Ladders

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Gothic Revival Library Stairs / Handcrafted Bookcase Steps
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare, very good condition and highly practical library stairs. These rare Neo-Gothic library stairs are another one of our recent finds and a nice example of the beauty and the qu...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Gothic Revival Ladders

Materials

Oak

20th Century English Leather Library Step or Stairs / Stepladder, Victorian
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century English leather library step or stairs / stepladder, Victorian Solid mahogany wood. English library manager / stepladder 20th century, Victorian. Four step with class...
Category

20th Century English Victorian Ladders

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Arts & Crafts Mahogany Metamorphic Library Chair, English, Late 19th Century
Located in New Spencertown, NY
The side chair with turned back rails and legs converting to library steps.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Arts and Crafts Ladders

Materials

Mahogany

American Studio Craft Artist David N. Ebner Library Steps in Walnut Wood
By David N. Ebner
Located in Bellport, NY
An extraordinary and masterfully executed piece by American Studio Craft Artist, David N. Ebner. Library steps, shown in walnut wood, also available in other woods on request. Not...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American American Craftsman Ladders

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Italian Handcrafted Wood Folding Library Stairs, Tuscany circa 1860
Located in Encinitas, CA
19th century Italian handcrafted rustic wood folding library stair ladder, Tuscany, circa 1860. Measures extended: 52” H x 29” W x 53” D Closed 64” H x 29” W x 9” D.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Ladders

Materials

Wood

Stunning Antique circa 1810 George III Elm & Leather Library Steps Georgian Home
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely exquisite circa 1810 George III elm & green leather library steps What a thing of beauty, nothing screams Georgian decadence li...
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Ladders

Materials

Leather, Elm

Antique Original Patina Gravity Randall Library Bookcase Steps Ladder
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this lovely original pine Gravity Randall library steps or ladder Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only for ...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Bookcases

Materials

Pine

Mahogany Leather English Campaign Flip Library Step Metamorphic End Table Ladder
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mahogany leather English Campaign style flip library step metamorphic end table ladder. Item features brass rolling casters, flip top, brass hardware, tooled leather surface, solid w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Edwardian End Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Library Ladder
Located in Newport Coast, CA
Very tall french library ladder
Category

Antique 19th Century French Ladders

  • Library Ladder
  • Library Ladder
  • Library Ladder
  • Library Ladder
H 118 in. W 26.25 in. D 61.5 in.
Antique American Oak Library Ladder
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American oak library ladder.
Category

Early 20th Century American Schoolhouse Ladders

Materials

Iron

  •  Antique American Oak Library Ladder
  •  Antique American Oak Library Ladder
  •  Antique American Oak Library Ladder
  •  Antique American Oak Library Ladder
H 67.5 in. W 16 in. D 3 in.
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Library Ladders For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of library ladders for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique library ladders was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and mahogany. We have 325 antique and vintage library ladders in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Library ladders have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Library ladders are generally popular furniture pieces, but Regency, Victorian and Arts and Crafts styles are often sought at 1stDibs. David N. Ebner, Dayton Safety Ladder Company and Los Angeles Ladder Co each produced beautiful library ladders that are worth considering.

How Much are Library Ladders?

Prices for library ladders start at $248 and top out at $195,000 with the average selling for $1,841.
Questions About Library Ladders
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    You can choose any folding ladder according to your taste. Always look out for folding ladders that are long-lasting and have wide steps. Inspect the quality of the hinges, whether or not there are anti-skid platforms, and be sure that the height will be good for your particular project or needs. Find antique and vintage folding ladders on 1stDibs today.

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