A set of library steps in the form of a long stool with padded upholstered seat covered originally in black leather was supplied in 1767 to Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Bt. (d. 1785) for Nostell Priory, Yorkshire by Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779). It was invoiced on 4 July 1767 and described as 'a large Mahogany Library stool with the seat to rise as a step ladder stuff'd and Cover'd with black leather £14' (C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, vol. I, pp. 170 & 185 & vol. II, p. 145, fig. 262).