Red Lacquer Cloud Ladder

c. 1900
$680 $980 USD
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W: 19.5" D: 1.75" H: 75.0"
Northern Elmwood
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This item is currently on display in the 2023 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens. Available to ship on June 12, 2023.

This early 20th-century ladder was originally used to access the loft in a traditional Chinese courtyard home. Crafted with mortise-and-tenon joinery methods, without the use of nails and screws, the elmwood ladder has a tapered a-frame design with squared sides and slightly rounded rungs. The topmost rung is arched and carved on either end with decorative clouds. Cloaked in a bright red lacquer finish, the tall ladder adds a pop of color to modern interiors as a rustic accent or unexpected display for blankets and textiles.

Ladder frame is slightly warped.

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Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens

On View Now: This item is currently on display in the 2023 Lake Forest Showhouse, an annual event showcasing the talents of 42 participating interior & landscape designers. We're excited to partner with several designers who included objects from our collection in their imaginative rooms & gardens. 

Visit today and leave inspired.

May 6 – June 4, 2023.


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