11 February 1999
A REGENCY OAK SET OF METAMORPHIC LIBRARY STEPS WHATNOT
The moulded rectangular red leather-lined top above two conforming shelves, with pierced angle-brackets, the bottom shelf pulling out to form two red leather-lined steps, on square tapering legs with later brass caps and castors, the castors stamped 'COPES PATENT', restorations and replacements, the pierced angle-brackets largely replaced
37 in. (94 cm.) high; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide, closed; 18 in. (47 cm.) deep
The Dukes of Grafton, Euston Hall, Suffolk.
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