Historical information

This wrought iron "ladder-frame" bookcase, which includes a drop-down table, is located in Suzy's bedroom. It was designed by Bruce Anderson - in the past it has been incorrectly attributed to Clement Meadmore. This type of furniture was featured in The Age Small Homes Service and a similar one was featured in 'The Age' Dream Home Exhibition in 1955.


From 1947 to 1953, Robin Boyd was the director of The Small Homes Service, set up by the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects in conjunction with "The Age' and he produced a weekly article for 'The Age'.

Physical description

Wrought iron black frame with 10 ladder slots, and 3 cross brace frames, with 4 timber shelves. In the centre, there is a drop down table to use as a desk. Shiny metal feet, rubber covering top of metal frame.