Midcentury 1960s Ladderax Two Bay Modular Shelf System with Drawer Unit

Truly versatile pieces of furniture, British maker, Staples, made modular Ladderax wall systems, incorporating shelves, desks, bookcases, corner units, drawers and more. These different elements can be configured in whatever way suits. This two-bay, wall-leaning shelving system is a fine example of a multi-functional piece of domestic furniture that delivers lots of storage and display space. It incorporates a three drawer chest of drawers, wide shelves and a glass front bookcase. Move the shelves and cabinets around to suit your needs. This piece of classic, vintage midcentury furniture would work in any room in the modern home from lounge to bedroom, creating a statement feature wall.

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SKU: M221


In stock


This is an original, vintage modular piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition. It has been cleaned and the teak elements polished with natural beeswax polish but otherwise the finish is original. The full inventory for this modular shelving system is:

2 x Tall Black Ladder Uprights (H: 201cm / D: 35.5cm)
1 x Small Black Upright (H: 109.5cm / D: 35.5cm
1 x Glass Front Cabinet (W: 89.5cm / H: 47.5cm / D: 35cm)
1 x Chest of Drawers (W: 89.5cm / H: 47.5cm / D: 40.5cm)
4 x Shelves (W: 89.5cm / H: 2cm / D: 35cm)
12 x Metal Support Rods plus screw fittings to secure cabinets onto ladders

In our experience, Ladderax systems are often rather  knocked and bruised, partly because of their age and partly because of their function as a multi-purpose, high-use piece of furniture. This set has faired well though with light wear and tear. The component parts here do come with some scuffs and marks including a repair on the outside edge of the chest of drawers and some minor chips on the drawer fronts – please browse our photos. One of the shelves is a little worn on top too, also shown. Overall though we would categorise this wear as minor. The glass front bookcase is clean and tidy inside and comes with a height adjustable glass shelf. The two doors slide with ease in their runners. The drawers are have clean, tidy interiors are really well-made and slide with ease. The nature of this modular system means it can be configured in all manner of ways – we would recommend that there are two people on hand during assembly. The uprights of this particular set are wall-leaning. Please do browse all our photos for an accurate sense of condition. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

H: 201cm /  W: 185cm / D: 40.5cm

We offer free local delivery within a 15 mile radius of CB9 7XU – please get in touch prior to purchase to discuss. Alternatively, we can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured, and we have worked with them for a number of years. We have a weekly collection and onward delivery usually follows 1-3 days later. Please be aware the delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to predetermined routes with other delivery obligations, but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings.
Please refer to our Delivery Information for more details.