London, South Kensington
18 March 2009
A BRASS-AND-LEATHER-BOUND LIBRARY LADDER
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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