Antique bed steps and Antique Library Steps were a Victorian invention usually with a dual purpose. In the bedroom, as beds were quite tall with large stuffed mattresses, you would need these steps to climb into bed. Quite often they would have a lift up lid with a concealed commode built into them. They were also used for the help to reach top shelf on a large Victorian bookcase in a library. Each step would usually have a moulded edge with tooled leather insert for extra grip when climbing on them. On library steps, the central step pulls out and has a hinged lid which when opened reveals a useful storage area rather than a commode. Both types of antique steps would stand on four turned feet and be built using Mahogany timbers. Have a look below at some of the examples we currently have for sale along with a few previous examples we have had in stock.
steps for sale
- L L,
Cannot recommend highly enough. Professional, prompt, efficient. Response to calls and emails exemplary - including after hours. Description and photos completely correct. International transport arranged at very reasonable cost with a known, extremely experienced and reliable driver. Packing was excellent. Item was beautifully presented. Price extremely fair. In short, an excellent, painless experience from start to finish. I am rarely so well pleased.
Dear James,The wardrobe is stunning. Better still in real life. Thanks for sorting it so quickly.Best wishes,Glen.
- Alex Lawrence,
Excellent seller. Knowledgable and always happy to answer queries not only on pieces I might be interested in, but aftercare and materials/waxes to use. I’ve even asked questions a year after purchase and always happy to help! I highly recommend this seller and have full trust and confidence in them.