£200 - £300
An unusual set of early 19th century oak folding library steps, having five single-plank treads, the uppermost bow-fronted, between shaped sides, with easel support, hinged stretcher, and a folding two-position hand-rail with slender facetted baluster uprights linked by curved rail with scroll terminal, 70, (178cm) high opened with rail in high position, alternately 38, (96.5cm) to upper tread (with rail in down position), when folded 77.25, (196cm).
Horizontal split to top (bow-front) tread. Old hinge scars to back of same tread. Otherwise sound but of fairly light construction, suitable for occasional/decorative use.