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Inlaid Mahogany Bookcase by Maple and Co c.1890

Ref: LA 494 / LA21041

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Description

A superb quality bookcase or side cabinet by the renowned firm of Maple and Co. Dating from the late Victorian, Sheraton revival period, and of the finest quality construction. Made from an excellent grade of solid mahogany timber and decorated throughout with satinwood banding and stringing inlays. There is a series of three drawers, each fitted with crisp brass hardware (central drawer bearing the Maple and Co stamp). Underneath is a series of 3 glazed doors (lockable with key supplied) each opening to access three adjustable shelves giving ample capacity for storage of books or display of ornaments. The bookcase stands proudly on elegant splayed bracket feet.

Maple & Co was established by John Maple, a shopkeeper from Horley, Surrey, who later opened a furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road. However it was his son, John Blundell Maple , who made Maples & Co a success. With exceptional business skills, John B. Maple took over the company while still a young man. By the 1880s they were the largest furniture store in the world, exported their fine furniture to every continent.

Maples manufactured their luxury furniture entirely in-house, at a huge modern complex. A timber importer and furniture exporter, they landed prestigious contracts furnishing fine houses, hotels, embassies and palaces in Europe; among them Tsar Nicholas’s Winter Palace and the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna . With his own empire established, John Blundell Maple achieved further fame in politics and horseracing – some lines, such as the Atherstoke antique cabinet, having racing connections in the titles.

Never compromising on quality, Maples produced a huge catalogue of fine furniture, covering every avenue of interior design. A Maples & Co sale today would cover everything from Chippendale Revival antique dining chairs , to Aesthetic style carved oak dressers, to Art Nouveau tulip carved antique dining tables – all from the same catalogue.
The exclusivity and high quality of craftsmanship of Maples’ antique cabinets, dining suites and bedroom furniture made them highly popular with Britain’s social elite. Today, they appeal to anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship.


Measurements

Height : 150 cm - 59.06 in

Width : 184 cm - 72.44 in

Depth : 40 cm - 15.75 in

Declaration

Camden Antiques has clarified that the inlaid mahogany bookcase by Maple and Co (LA 494 / LA21041) is antique and it's date/period of manufacture is 1890.

Condition

This fine quality piece of furniture is not only very attractive but is also hugely practical. We have had it sympathetically repolished to a very high standard and it is now offered for sale in excellent condition.

Delivery

For delivery within the mainland UK please allow £50-80. Worldwide delivery can be arranged. Please contact Camden Antiques for delivery of this item.

Location

This item is located in West Sussex, United Kingdom. This dealer is located in United Kingdom

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