Midcentury 1960s White Ladderax Two Bay Modular Shelf System with Record & Drinks Cabinet

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. Truly versatile pieces of furniture, this two-bay, wall-leaning ensemble is a fine example of a multi-functional piece of domestic furniture that delivers masses of storage and display space. It incorporates a record cabinet with interior dividers and a maple-lined drinks cabinet with a cut-away shelves. This particular set has the much sought-after white ladder uprights and overall it’s in fantastic order. 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. Move the shelves and cabinets around for your particular needs.

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SKU: M226


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:

3 x Tall White Ladder Uprights (H: 200cm / D: 35.5cm)
1 x Drinks Cabinet (W: 89.5cm / H: 40cm / D: 35cm)
1 x Record Cabinet (W: 89cm / H: 40cm / D: 40.5cm)
7 x Shelves (W: 89cm / H: 2cm / D: 35.5cm)
1 x Small Shelf (W: 89cm / H: 2cm / D: 20.5cm)
20 x Metal Support Rods plus screw fittings to secure cabinets onto ladders

In our experience, Ladderax systems are usually rather  knocked and scuffed, partly because of their age and partly because of their function as a multi-purpose, high-use piece of furniture. This set has faired very well indeed though with just light wear and tear, primarily to the white uprights. The white paint coating is chipped here and there, and has yellowed a little in places. There are just minor signs of use to the wooden elements, the odd scratch and scuff – refer to our photos for a good sense of condition. Both cabinets have clean and tidy interiors, as well as hinges and closures in good, working order. Each has a lock and key. 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 and the only specific wear to call out is to the three circular plastic feet that rest on the floor at the front. Although in place and intact, they have worn. Please do browse all our photos for an accurate sense of condition. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

H: 200cm /  W: 185.5cm / 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.
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