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A set of Regency mahogany metamorphic library steps, this sturdy armchair unfolds to reveal four leather-inset steps which rest on the cresting rail. It has a generous seat with a fitted, re-upholstered, leather seat cushion. The shaped rail, scroll arms and front legs are reeded. The splat and corners have carved fan-shaped elements. English, circa 1815.

Susan Stuart (ibid.), discusses ‘ladders for libraries and ‘step’ or metamorphic chairs’ in Vol. II pp106-108. Plate 654 shows the design for a step chair made for Ferguson & Co. in 1834. Meanwhile the design for a side chair with similar decorative elements, from 1813, is illustrated in Vol. I p221, pl 204.d.

ITEM ID
9800
DEPTH
42.913" (109 cm)
STYLE
Regency
WIDTH
22.835" (58 cm)
HEIGHT
35.039" (89 cm)

Wick Antiques LTD

Charles Wallrock
unit 2 Riverside Business Park Gosport Street
Lymington SO41 9BB
UK
Tel: 07768 877069
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    A set of Regency mahogany metamorphic library steps

    £14,500 GBP
    ~ $16,185

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