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Fold over Bed Step Ladder or Table on Turned Legs, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Late 19th century Sheraton style mahogany fold over bed step ladder or table on turned legs. Each step is covered with leather. Dimensions as a table: 28.25" H x 16.25" D x 27.25" W.
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19th Century British Sheraton Antique Ladders

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Antique Industrial Professional Painters Ladder, Modernist Design
Located in Buffalo, NY
1940s Industrial Metal Professional Folding Ladder, Great design, Paint can holder can be for left or right handed.
Category

1940s American Industrial Vintage Ladders

Materials

Metal

French Folding Quilt Ladder
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1950-1960s French faux bamboo quilt ladder with blacksmith made iron hardware. Stamped FRANCE. Made in France. Please note of wear consistent with age including patina.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Ladders

Materials

Iron

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

Materials

Wood, Leather

Medium American Modern Bloak Ladder in Black Oak
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Our Black Bloak Ladders are made of solid white oak finished with ink to blacken them while still letting the natural beauty of the wood grain come through. We use them to display bl...
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2010s American Modern Ladders

Materials

Oak

Peat Bucket
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a very large English George III or Regency brass bound mahogany peat bucket. The bucket is in overall very good condition. The bucket features side open finger holds; tin lin...
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18th Century English Georgian Antique Ladders

Materials

Brass, Tin

Printer's Factory Steps
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage cast iron steps Overall dimensions: 24" x 54" x 50 1/2" high Dimensions of steps: 1st step - 10" x 24" x 10 1/2" high 2nd step - 10" x 24" x 20 1/2" high 3rd step - 10" ...
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Early 20th Century American Ladders

Materials

Iron

Morelato Scala, Wooden Chair Convertible in Staircase
Located in Salizzole, IT
The Scala is an original chair made of ashwood. Thanks to its solid frame the Scala easily turns into a handy stepladder. The simple and clean lines, allow you to use the Scala in an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ladders

Materials

Ash

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 wood mahogany stained. English library manager / stepladder 20th century, Victorian. Four step wi...
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20th Century English Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

Very Tall Signed French Oak Ladder in Original Distressed Paint
Located in Woodbury, CT
This very tall ladder is all handmade from oak and features traces of its original buttery-cream paint. It would be perfect as a library ladder or as a towel rack and we can even tri...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Ladders

Materials

Oak

Kartell Upper Step Ladder in Orange Red by Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stepladder has a strong personality and great functionality. It is also a successful marriage of form and function. Its pragmatism is made possible by the technology employed by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ladders

Materials

Aluminum

Kartell Upper Step Ladder in Crystal by Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stepladder has a strong personality and great functionality. It is also a successful marriage of form and function. Its pragmatism is made possible by the technology employed by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ladders

Materials

Aluminum

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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19th Century French Other Antique Ladders

Materials

Chestnut

Kartell Upper Step Ladder in Citron in Yellow by Alberto Meda & Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stepladder has a strong personality and great functionality. It is also a successful marriage of form and function. Its pragmatism is made possible by the technology employed by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ladders

Materials

Aluminum

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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Mid-19th Century French Rustic Antique Ladders

Materials

Oak

Scalloped Folding Ladder
Located in Greenwich, CT
A sculptural and useful 19th century English library ladder having original mustard painted decoration with scalloped sides.
Category

Mid-19th Century English Folk Art Antique Ladders

Materials

Wood

English 19th Century Oak Hay Ladder
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This 19th century hay ladder has been elevated from simple farm equipment to the perfect provincial element of decor. Perfect for hanging throws in the living or bedroom, it’s made o...
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19th Century English Industrial Antique Ladders

Materials

Oak

Tilt Ladder in Solid Oak with Shelf and Holder by Smith Matthias
Located in Biancade, IT
Ladder with shelf and object holder entirely made of solid oak exclusively from Europe, natural finish. Accessorized, multi-functional and versatile, it is designed for kitchen, of...
Category

2010s Italian Ladders

Materials

Metal

Large American Modern Bloak Ladder in Black Oak
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Our Black Bloak Ladders are made of solid white oak finished with ink to blacken them while still letting the natural beauty of the wood grain come through. We use them to display bl...
Category

2010s American Modern Ladders

Materials

Oak

Tilt Ladder in Solid Oak by Smith Matthias
Located in Biancade, IT
Ladder made of solid oak exclusively from Europe, natural finish. Optionally accessorized, multi-functional and versatile, it is designed for kitchen, office, hallway or bathroom. ...
Category

2010s Italian Ladders

Materials

Oak

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...
Category

20th Century French French Provincial Ladders

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century English Leather Clad Folding Pole Ladder
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An English Edwardian folding mahogany pole ladder in deep brown leather and brass nailheads opening to seven rungs.
Category

Early 20th Century English Edwardian Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

Burr Walnut Brown Leather Regency Metamorphic Reading Armchair to Library Steps
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this pair of large and collectable Regency style metamorphic armchair which converts into Library steps after the original 18th century design by G...
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18th Century English Regency Antique Ladders

Materials

Leather, Walnut

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...
Category

Early 1900s European Edwardian Antique Ladders

Materials

Brass

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, ...
Category

20th Century English Ladders

Materials

Wood

Tall Industrial Machine-Age Rolling Aluminum Ladder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, Industrial, tubular aluminum, rolling "Sturdi-Lite" ladder by Burd metal products features rubber steps and a back flap shelf that is 9 inches deep. The top step is 32 inches h...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Ladders

Materials

Aluminum

Metamorphic Chairs
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A pair of George II design metamorphic library steps armchairs with shaped solid backs centered with painted scallop shell crests above hinged seats resting on cabriole legs, opening...
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21st Century and Contemporary English George I Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

Early 20th Century French Painted Library Ladder with Platform
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early twentieth century French library ladder features an iron rod hinge that allows it to be folded flat for storing. Painted white, this ladder is fitted with three rungs and ...
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Early 20th Century French Ladders

Materials

Wood

Tall American Modern Bloak Ladder in Black Oak
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Our black bloak ladders are made of solid white oak finished with ink to blacken them while still letting the natural beauty of the wood grain come through. We use them to display bl...
Category

2010s American Modern Ladders

Materials

Oak

Hand Made Industrial Ladder, circa 1940s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hand made Industrial ladder, American, circa 1940s. Perfect in a home as a library or loft ladder, or in a commercial setting to display hanging items, such as clothing or blankets.
Category

1940s American Industrial Vintage Ladders

Materials

Metal

Vintage Czechoslovakian Fire Truck Ladders c.1970
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT Contact us for more shipping options: S16 Home San Francisco. Original wooden interlocking fire truck ladders from the former country of Czechoslovakia. Each ladder tapers a...
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Mid-20th Century Rustic Ladders

Materials

Steel

Painted Library Ladder
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Early 20th C painted library ladders. 1920. Dimensions when closed. 22 inches (56 cms) Wide 6 inches (15 cms) Deep 103 inches (262 cms) High.  
Category

Early 20th Century English Ladders

Materials

Pine

English Late 19th Century Oak Five Steps Ladder with Brown Patina
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English oak step ladder from the late 19th century, with brown patina. Created in England during the last decade of the 19th century, this oak ladder features five steps connected...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Ladders

Materials

Oak

Drab Hanger in Gold Stainless Steel, Heat Collection, Zieta
Located in Geneve, CH
Drab hanger in gold stainless steel - Heat collection - Zieta Material: stainless steel Measures: H 74.02 in. x W 18.12 in. x D 1.97 in. H 188 cm x W 46 cm x D 5 cm Abo...
Category

2010s Polish Organic Modern Ladders

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Metamorphic Indian Wooden Step Ladder Folding Side Chair
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Indian metamorphic wooden ladder chair from the mid-20th century. Created in India during the midcentury period, this convenient chair features a slanted slatted back flowi...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Ladders

Materials

Wood

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

20th Century English Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

George III Mahogany Bedside Step Commode, England circa 1815
Located in San Francisco, CA
Geo. III mahogany bed step commode with leather inset top. Purchased in England in the 1960's, and used as a sofa side table in an anglophile's home in Hillsborough Ca. since. The...
Category

Early 19th Century English George III Antique Ladders

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage French Wooden Ladder
Located in High Point, NC
Nearly five feet tall, this folding wooden ladder was made in France, circa 1900. Optimistic light blue and orange colors of the original finish lend a cheerful touch, while practica...
Category

Early 1900s French Rustic Antique Ladders

Materials

Wood

19th Century Expandable English Mahogany Library Bed Step
Located in Forney, TX
A wonderful, rare, antique expandable English mahogany bed step from the 19th century. Features an extending lower step with an inset tooled leather panel that can slide in and out o...
Category

19th Century Antique Ladders

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Kartell Upper Step Ladder in Cobalt by Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stepladder has a strong personality and great functionality. It is also a successful marriage of form and function. Its pragmatism is made possible by the technology employed by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ladders

Materials

Aluminum

Early 20th Century Pine Primative Gypsy Steps Fairground Carnival Folk Art
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A primitive set of painted pine steps, with decorative scallop edging. Believed to of been the entrance steps to a gypsy caravan or the like, possibly fairground related. Beau...
Category

Early 20th Century Ladders

Materials

Pine

Industrial Rolling Oak Library Ladder by Putnam
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, work-worn, rolling, oak library ladder by Putnam features decorative steel hardware, hooks at the top and lateral wheels at the bottom that measure 27 inches wide. The la...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Ladders

Materials

Steel

Grdc Stamped Pitch Pine circa 1920's Original Aqua Green Paint Decorators Ladder
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this lovely original circa 1910-1920 pine painted library steps or ladder which is stamped G.R.D.C A good looking and decorative piece, originally made f...
Category

1920s English Edwardian Vintage Ladders

Materials

Pine

Solid Oak Wood Library Ladder with Wood Handrail
Located in New York, NY
Light color oak library ladder features 12 steps and a right side original handrail. Very sturdy. Small quantity available at time of posting. Priced each. Please note, no wheels.
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Ladders

Materials

Oak

Early Victorian Library Steps on Turned Legs
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Early Victorian Library Steps on Turned Legs A great set of Early Victorian Library steps This set of steps is in good condition, the top step and the middle step have hinged l...
Category

Early 19th Century High Victorian Antique Ladders

Materials

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...
Category

20th Century French French Provincial Ladders

Materials

Metal

Library Ladder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 19th-century book ladder from the National Library in Paris. An extremely special item, the ladder is mounted on casters, and is constructed of a deep, chestnut-colored wood. A...
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1890s French Antique Ladders

Materials

Wood

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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19th Century French Country Antique Ladders

Materials

Iron

In Stock in Los Angeles, Ladder Light Gold Polished Stainless Steel Hanger
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (2) In Stock in Los Angeles Limited Edition ladder in polished stainless steel Multiplicatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Ladders

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-20th Century German Carved Wood Spiral Step Library Ladder
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Created in Germany circa 1960s to 1970s and standing on turned legs, the circular step ladder features four stairs rolled around a turned central post. Versatile and practical, the e...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Wood

Vintage Pitch Pine circa 1920's Original Aqua Blue Paint Decorators Ladder
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original circa 1910-1920 pine painted library steps or ladder which is stamped G.R.D.C A good looking and decorative piece, original...
Category

1920s English Edwardian Vintage Ladders

Materials

Pine

Early 20th Century French Country Carved Pine Folding Library Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant three foot antique library ladder was created in Normandy France, circa 1920. Made of pine, the sturdy step ladder features five steps including a wider and deeper step ...
Category

Early 20th Century French Rustic Ladders

Materials

Pine

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Ladders

Materials

Leather, Pine

Italian Architectural Library Ladder Attributed to Franco Albini, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Italian Architectural library ladder Attributed to Franco Albini, 1950s.  
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ladders

Materials

Wood

Rustic Antique Swedish Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Rustic Antique Swedish Step Ladder is a reminder of a bygone era, long before the days of Home Depot and Ace Hardware! When one lived out in a rural area and needed a ladder, one sim...
Category

Late 19th Century Swedish Rustic Antique Ladders

Materials

Oak

Old Pine Steps
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Old pine steps in perfect condition. Very stable and usable for several purposes. Origin: England Period: Approx. 1920 Size W. 74cm. D.43cm, H. 168cm.
Category

1920s Edwardian Vintage Ladders

Materials

Pine

Regency Brass Inlaid Rosewood Metamorphic Bench
Located in Boston, MA
The rectangular padded seat covered in brown leather, opening to reveal a set of library steps, over a solid inlaid seat-rail and ring-turned tapering legs ending in castors. 18in. ...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Ladders

Materials

Brass

19th Century English Library Steps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
English 19th century library steps with tooled green leather steps. One drawer pulls out for storage & top step is hinged to lift up. Oval brass pulls complete this piece.
Category

19th Century English Antique Ladders

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Vintage, New and Antique Ladders

Vintage, new and antique ladders are not only a must-have structure designed to safely reach higher places in your kitchen and the rest of your space. A ladder can also be repurposed as a decorative home accent for use in nearly any room in your home.

While the exact date that ladders were invented is unclear, a painting of a crude ladder that is believed to be more than 10,000 years old was uncovered in a cave in Spain.

Ladders have taken on all forms over the years to meet certain needs. Rope ladders have come into use for emergency rescues by air and sea, extendable ladders are still pivotal to the dangerous work that firefighters do daily, and stepladders are a big part of getting you where you need to go at home.

Antique ladders can be found in a variety of styles and materials. You can occasionally find a modest-sized antique stepladder, perhaps designed in the neoclassical style, that may have been for library use and resembles a short staircase with small drawers built into the front and the sides of the steps. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of wood ladders and metal ladders that were crafted in the modern, Georgian, Victorian and other styles.

Decorating with an old farmhouse ladder can give it a new purpose and also breathe a bit of life into a dining room, living room or mudroom. For those drawn to the warmth and coziness that farmhouse-style furniture and decor can bring into a space — which usually refers to an amalgam of other rustically rooted styles, such as cottage, French country and industrial — an antique farmhouse ladder can serve a functional purpose as well as meet your needs to dress up a space with creative flourishes.

Lean your wood ladder up against a wall and use its rungs to display your treasured mid-century modern textiles, rare books or potted plants. Drape your patterned dish towels over the ladder steps for easy access as well as to make sure your towels are clean and dry for the next round of dishes. Get some help to properly suspend your farmhouse ladder from the ceiling above your rustic farm dining table and hang your antique lanterns from its rungs and sides for a welcome experience at mealtime.

On 1stDibs, find an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage ladders today.

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