Camden Antiques is located in Poling, UK
Maple and Co. Large Mahogany Cylinder Desk
REF: LA 1614 / LA334089
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A superb late 19th century mahogany cylinder desk by Maple and Co. Of excellent construction in the rococo style and of very generous proportions. Embellished with crisply carved detailing throughout. The super-structure with a series of 3 drawers (lockable, key supplied). The cylinder works on a canter-lever mechanism such that when it is opened the writing surface moves forward into position. Its interior fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface and a series of pigeon holes and stationary drawers. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops and offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home. Dimensions: Width 131cms Depth 75cms Overall height 118cms Height of writing surface 74.5cms 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 Maple and Co. Large Mahogany Cylinder Desk (LA334089) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1890
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This Maple and Co. Large Mahogany Cylinder Desk is located in Poling, UK