This charming set of stairs is composed of three hand painted steps each measuring roughly 9 3/4 inches high. The motifs on the front of the stairs are swags of pink flowers, acanthus leaves, stylized shells and blue ribbons. On the sides are paintings of geometric moldings, shells and scrolls. Today, these stairs are sturdy enough to be used in a library, but can also serve as decoration anywhere in the home.
CONDITION: Lower frontage of upper stair replaced, and losses to paint and wood commensurate with age.
H=29 3/8, W=29 3/8, D=24 3/4
Antique Venetian Library Stairs, Poplar Wood Circa 1750