This is a beautiful and rare set of antique mid Victorian flamemahoganyframed library steps, circa 1870 in date.
The five steps lead onto a large standing platform set on a shaped A frame that features a safety wrap around gallery railwith a cross balustrade topped with a book shelf on shaped frieze. The back legs fitted with a pair of brass castors to aid movement of the steps.
Add this lovely and practical Victorian classic to your library.
In excellent condition having been beautifullycleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 202 x Width 52 x Depth 126
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 foot, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 4 foot, 2 inches
Our reference: A1003
Thomas Sheraton-18thcentury furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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