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Inlaid Mahogany Davenport by Maple and Co

Ref: LA 495 / LA23742

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Description

A fine quality inlaid mahogany davenport by the renowned London maker of Maple and Co. Of excellent construction from solid mahogany in the late Victorian period. With fine inlaid decoration in satinwood and boxwood. The top stationary compartment has a lift-up lid and is surmounted by a brass gallery. Inside is an array of stationary compartments and a pen tray. The main writing surface of the desk is fitted with a sumptuous black leather , conservatively decorated with blind Greek key design tooling. The writing slope lifts to access an interior with two small drawers and lined in stunning birds eye maple. This compartment is large enough to easily accommodate a lap-top or tablet. The main body of the davenport has a series of drawers to the right hand side and blind "dummy" drawers to the left, all fitted with lovely brass handles. The davenport is finished to its rear so could be free standing within a room if desired. This compact, attractive and practical davenport is offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 56cms
Depth 57cms
Height 90cms


Maple & Co
With a warehouse that was one of the “sites of London”, Maple & Co was once the largest furniture retailer and manufacturer in the world, attracting visitors from near and far. The company was most prolific in the late Victorian and Edwardian era, specialising in fine quality Arts & Crafts Furniture, designed and produced in their own workshops. However, they continued producing fine quality furniture up until the 1980s.

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.

antique desks with a racing chance

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.

antique cabinets that never age

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 : 90 cm - 35.43 in

Width : 56 cm - 22.05 in

Depth : 57 cm - 22.44 in

Declaration

Camden Antiques has clarified that the Inlaid Mahogany Davenport by Maple and Co (LA 495 / LA23742) is antique and it's date/period of manufacture is 1895.

Condition

Excellent

Date of Manufacture :

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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