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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    A BRASS-AND-LEATHER-BOUND LIBRARY LADDER

    20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRASS-AND-LEATHER-BOUND LIBRARY LADDER
    20TH CENTURY
    The close-nailed leather-bound tube extending to form a seven-rung ladder
    7 ft. 8¼ in. (234 cm.) high; 12½ in. (31.5 cm.) wide, extended
    8 ft. 6½ in. (260 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diameter, closed


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    This library ladder follows earlier eighteenth century models, such as a mahogany pole-ladder at Temple Newsam House (illustrated in C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam and Lotherton Hall, Leeds, 1978, Vol. I, p. 203, fig. 250.

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