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Authentic Antique Brass Ship’s Ladder from the Late 19th Century
Located in Hamburg, DE
Step into the past with our authentic antique brass ship’s ladder dating back to the late 19th century. Originally crafted for ship cabins, this meticulous...
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Late 19th Century British Belle Époque Antique Ladders

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Brass

Georgian Hardwood & Leather Library Steps, United Kingdom, Early 19th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
Fine Georgian (Regency Era) hardwood and leather library steps (doubles as an end table) - exceptional bench made quality with warm aged patina - featuring a solid wood frame with on...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Ladders

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

"The Monster" Ladder
Located in New York, NY
The ladder installation called “The Monster” combines large black, whimsical, and abstract shapes that mimic arms and hands. Installation and shipment to be quoted separately.
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2010s American Ladders

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Birch, Plywood, Paint

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

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Ash

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ladders

Materials

Aluminum

Antique Rustic Primitive Wood Ladder
Located in Doylestown, PA
Antique rustic primitive wood ladder, c. 1910-1920. Charming, weathered ladder with original paint in shades of white and gray with hints of pale blue, green and yellow.. It retains...
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Early 20th Century North American Primitive Ladders

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Metal

20th Century Antique Library Ladder/Step Ladder, Mahogany England
Located in Berlin, DE
20th Century Antique library ladder/step ladder, mahogany England. Solid wood covered with green leather. four-stage with a long turned handle. Very stable and robust. Rare body sha...
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20th Century English Ladders

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

MidCentury Painted Black Walnut 4 Tier Spiral Library Book Staircase Step Ladder
Located in Casteren, NL
On offer here is a beautiful Italian turned painted walnut wood circular step ladder. The staircase offers four stairs, each with a gold leaf decorated inlay of cognac-coloured shee...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Gold Leaf

19th Century Georgian Style Oak Library Steps
Located in Houston, TX
Add vintage charm to your home library with these 19th Century Georgian Style English Oak Library Steps. Featuring elegant spherule finials and a rich patina, these steps offer tradi...
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19th Century English Georgian Antique Ladders

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Oak

Late 19th Century Sculptors or Library Steps
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Large Scale Sculptors or Library Steps. Original castors Late 19th Century Robust and strong. France, Circa 1880.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Ladders

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Oak

Library Stepladder in Wood, Leather and Brass
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This nice library stepladder is made of wood and brass, the steps are trimmed in leather. This is a French work. Circa 1940
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage Ladders

Materials

Brass

Gold Ladder
Located in Paris, FR
Ladder gold made in polished stainless steel in gold finish, using bending properties of steel sheets.
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Ladders

Materials

Stainless Steel

1950's School Gym Bar Rails - 2.2m Singles
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950's School Gym Bar Rails - 2.2m Singles 1950's School Gym Bar Rails - 2.2m Singles. We recently cleared an old college gym in Yorkshire the walls were lined with these classic 'So...
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1950s English Vintage Ladders

Materials

Pine

Midcentury Italian Carved Walnut Wood and Leather 4-Step Library Ladder
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian carved walnut wood step ladder with four stairs and nicely carved details and decorated structure. Each step is upholstered with re...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

Industrial small stepladder in wood with old layers of paint, Belgium ca. 1920
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Belgium / 1920 / small stepladder / wood / industrial / mid-century / rustic A small wooden stepladder made in Belgium around 1920. This sturdy industrial piece has 2 steps and nic...
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1920s Belgian Industrial Vintage Ladders

Materials

Wood

20th Century Antique Round Library Step Ladder in Mahogany made in England
Located in Sofia, BG
20th Century antique round library ladder hand made in mahogany wood. Solid wood covered with beige leather at the four-stage with a long turned handle. Very stable and robust. Rare ...
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Early 20th Century British Ladders

Materials

Mahogany

4-step spiral library staircase made of walnut wood and leather from the Middle Ages
Located in Cantù, IT
4-step spiral library staircase made of walnut wood and leather from the Middle Ages
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Italian Provincial Carved Olivewood Library Step Ladder Side Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Provincial Style Carved Olivewood Library Step Ladder Side Table. Item features solid wood construction, distressed/antiqued finish, nicely carved details, stamped "M...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Ladders

Materials

Wood

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

Materials

Iron

Vintage Ballymore Warehouse Garage 4 Step Metal Rolling Safety Ladder w/ Rails
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Ballymore Warehouse Garage 4 Step Metal Rolling Safety Ladder w/ Rails. Circa Late 20th Century. Measurements: 68.5" H x 20" W x 32" D x 38" H t...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Metal

Vintage Pine Library Step Ladder with Gip Pole
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Vintage Pine Library Step Ladder This vintage library step ladder is made of solid pine wood, dating back to the early to mid-20th centur...
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Mid-20th Century Ladders

Materials

Wood

Putnam Rolling Ladder Oak library Steps Ladder
Located in Germantown, MD
A Putnam Rolling Ladder Company Oak library Steps Ladder in great vintage condition. Measures 17" in width, 19.5" in depth and stands 38" tall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Oak

Vintage Wooden Ladder
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Vintage Wooden Ladder Dimensions: 106.5”H x 22”W Dowel "steps"
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20th Century French Ladders

Materials

Wood

Antique Leather Brass Library Steps
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
The 19th-century French library step ladder is an ideal antique to enhance any space. With a semi-circular design and four stairs surrounding a central post, it exudes elegance. Thi...
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Late 19th Century French Victorian Antique Ladders

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Country Carved Pine Folding Library Step Ladder
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a study or a library with this whimsical antique ladder. Crafted in Lyon, France circa 1880 and made of pine, the sturdy step ladder features six steps including a wider and...
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Late 19th Century French Country Antique Ladders

Materials

Iron

Rare Late Edo Period Japanese Tansu Steps Wabi Sabi
Located in London, GB
A large set of Japanese Edo period paper-lined steps used for the storage of tea. Heavily patinated cedar with many age old repairs. Likely used in a grocers.
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Mid-19th Century Japanese Antique Ladders

Materials

Cedar

Great decorative end for stairs
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Great decorative end for stairs Origin France Circa 1900 Neo classic style Materials Glass and Bronze It has its original base made of bronze Its colors are Crystal and Bordeaux Exce...
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Early 1900s French Neoclassical Antique Ladders

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Mid-20th Century Austrian Turned Nut Wood Spiral Step Library Ladder
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Created in Austria in the 1970s and standing on turned legs, the circular step ladder features three stairs rolled around a turned central post. Versatile and practical, the elegant library...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Wood

Antique Decorative Folding Library Ladder
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Impressive decorative English library ladder crafted in hardwoods with an ingenious folding mechanism and featuring leather covering with brass tacks, caps and feet. Folded dimensi...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Ladders

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

'Dogon' African Ladder, Mali
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
African Granary Ladder on custom steel stand from the Dogon People of Mali. The ladders were used by the Dogon people to climb to upper levels of granaries and access hard-to-reach p...
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20th Century Malian Ladders

Materials

Steel

Scaleo di L&O Design per Velca Legnano (MI) - Anni '70
Located in Milano, IT
Questa scala pieghevole quando è chiusa è un oggetto finito, senza parti sporgenti, facile da maneggiare e da riporre. La struttura, in metallo leggero ad alta resistenza, rimane in ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Ladders

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Aluminum

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...
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1810s English George III Antique Ladders

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Leather, Elm

Vintage Italian Rustic Wooden Ladder Stair Step
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful rustic ladder crafted of sturdy wood with a simple design and nice patina. Sure to bring lots of character and rustic elegance to any room using minimal space. Great for di...
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20th Century Italian Rustic Ladders

Materials

Wood

American Industrial Rolling work platform / steps/ ladder by Cotterman co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
American Industrial Rolling work platform / steps/ ladder by Cotterman co... Classic design,, Wonderful patina.. fully functional.. Art / sculpture.Hand delivery avail to New yORK cI...
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1950s American Industrial Vintage Ladders

Materials

Steel

VINTAGE ART NOUVEAU STYLE 166 CM TALL BRASS TOPPED HARDWOOD LIBRARY STEPs
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely Art Nouveau style vintage Mahogany with brass handle top library steps Please note the deliver...
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20th Century English Art Nouveau Ladders

Materials

Hardwood

Vintage Iron Ladder With Chain Support
Located in Brussels , BE
Vintage iron Ladder with chain support Great home accent, perfect decoration for your room.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Iron

Fine Antique Mid Victorian circa 1850 Metamorphic Library Steps Original
Located in GB
We are is delighted to offer for sale this lovely antique Mid Victorian metamorphic library steps chair in oak with period carvings to the back A very charming and highly collectable piece, designed as an at home library steps and reading chair, these are used to add a sense of grand occasion to a standard bookcase...
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1850s English High Victorian Antique Ladders

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Oak

1920s -30s Industrial Pressed steel step stool, wonderful patina , great design
Located in Buffalo, NY
1920s -30s Industrial Pressed steel step stool, wonderful patina , old factory green paint Amazing design. Piece of art , sculpture,,23" deep when open,(steps)
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1930s American Industrial Vintage Ladders

Materials

Steel

Regency Style Painted Library Steps
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Regency Style Painted Library Steps This is a sturdy solid piece there are 3 steps, the ladder is pointed in the Regency style in Cream, Green and Gold with pretty floral detail wi...
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1960s Regency Revival Vintage Ladders

Materials

Pine

Vintage French Style Decorative Library Steps
Located in Seattle, WA
Classic French Style Carvings on this Three Step Ladder. Blue and Yellow Tinted paint on Wood. Vintage Condition Consistent with Age as Pictured. Dimensions. 19 W ; 19 D ; 32 H
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ladders

Materials

Wood

Modern Black Oak Ladder, Medium
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 blankets, towels or scarves. Great at the beach house for bathing suits and towels, as a drying rack for lavender or herb or in a guest room...
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2010s American Modern Ladders

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Oak

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 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 20...
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20th Century Ladders

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Italian Architectural Library Ladder Attributed to Franco Albini, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Italian Architectural library ladder Attributed to Franco Albini, 1950s. Each step has two black non-slip plastic strips.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ladders

Materials

Wood

A Rare Early 20th Century Pitch Pine Library Steps Labelled Slingsby England
Located in Dublin, IE
A rare early 20th Century pitch pine library steps of fabulous quality, finely carved with rich patination and grain. The finely figured, moulded hand rail is raised over the top st...
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Early 20th Century English Ladders

Materials

Brass

19th Century English Oak Library Step Ladder with Brass Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English oak step library ladder from the 19th century. Step into the pages of history with this 19th-century English oak library ladder, a mix of utilitarian function and classic ...
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19th Century English Antique Ladders

Materials

Brass

Antique 1880 Arts & Crafts Metamorphic Library Steps Original Carpet Upholstery
Located in GB
We are  delighted to offer for sale this lovely antique Arts & Crafts Victorian metamorphic library steps chair in oak with period upho...
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1880s English Arts and Crafts Antique Ladders

Materials

Oak

Regency Style Walnut Library Steps
Located in Clermont, FL
Regency style solid wood library steps. Beautifully carved, three steps are supported by tapered legs and a reeded column back. Finish is a medium brown walnut stain, with patina sho...
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19th Century British Regency Antique Ladders

Materials

Wood

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

Midcentury Italian Carved Walnut Wood and Leather 4-Step Library Ladder
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian carved walnut wood step ladder with four stairs and nicely carved details and decorated structure. Each step is upholstered with da...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ladders

Materials

Leather, Wood

6ft Very Tall 19th Century Decorators Ladder This is a pretty big piece
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
6ft Very Tall 19th Century Decorators Ladder This is a pretty big piece, it would make a superb decorative piece and has the original manufacturer’s label on the back The Ladder...
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1880s Industrial Antique Ladders

Materials

Pine

Antique Library Ladder with Great Patina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C. Primitive library ladder. Most of the original paint has worn off but it has a great patina.
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20th Century Unknown Primitive Ladders

Materials

Iron

English Mahogany Bed Steps
Located in Wilson, NC
English mahogany bed steps, the three steps have tooled leather insets ( not original ) , the top step lifts up to reveal open storage, the middle...
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1820s English Antique Ladders

Materials

Brass

American A-Frame Orchard Ladder, 1940's
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique American A-frame wood and metal riveted folding apple orchard harvest ladder in beautifully aged original weathered surface. Extended working po...
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1940s American Vintage Ladders

Materials

Metal

Library Ladder with Brass Top Handle
Located in Round Top, TX
Very nice library ladder with brass top handle. Rare and fun. Very cool.
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1940s Italian Vintage Ladders

Materials

Brass

Wood Architectural English Ladder Circa 1970
Located in New York, NY
Wood architecturable foldable step ladder. Made in England. Circa 1970. Beautiful piece in great condition. Perfect addition to a home library. Dimensions Closed: W 20.125" x D 5.5...
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Late 20th Century British Post-Modern Ladders

Materials

Wood

English Leather Folding Stick Ladder
Located in Essex, MA
Typical form with red leather and brass tacks. Maple rungs.
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20th Century English Regency Ladders

Materials

Brass

Spiral Library Steps with Turned Supports
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Spiral Library Steps with Turned Supports A Great set of beech Library Steps, the 3 steps are in a spiral formation, they are in good condition, very sturdy and useful An attractiv...
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1960s Adam Style Vintage Ladders

Materials

Beech

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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