Camden Antiques is located in Poling, UK
Inlaid Mahogany Davenport by Maple & Co
REF: LA 1585 / LA328930
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An excellent late Victorian period inlaid mahogany davenport by Maple and Co of London. Of fine construction in solid mahogany with mahogany veneers and embellished with inlaid detailing throughout in satinwood, boxwood and ivorine, With a lift up writing surface, fitted with a sumptuous black leather, which opens to reveal an interior with stationary drawers. With a superstructure, surmounted by a brass gallery, which opens to reveal a fitted interior. To one side there is an arrangement of 4 graduated drawers which are matched with a complimentary bank of dummy drawers to the opposing side. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home. Dimensions: Width 56cms Depth 57cms Height 93cms 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.
Camden Antiques has clarified that the Inlaid Mahogany Davenport by Maple & Co (LA328930) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1895
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This Inlaid Mahogany Davenport by Maple & Co is located in Poling, UK