Camden Antiques is located in Poling, UK
Walnut Chest of Drawers by Maple and Co
REF: LA 521 / LA25439
A good quality antique Edwardian period chest of drawers by the renowned makers Maple and Co. Made in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. It is of very good quality construction as you would expect from Maple and Co. The top and the drawer fronts are cross banded. The drawers have their original brass drop handles and are fitted with locks (keys provided). 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. 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. Antique cabinets that never age
Camden Antiques has clarified that the Walnut Chest of Drawers by Maple and Co (LA25439) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1905
All standing on imposing bracket feet with carved shell motifs. This attractive and practical chest is offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home.
For delivery within the mainland UK please allow £50-80. Worldwide delivery can be arranged. Please contact Camden Antiques for delivery of this item.
This Walnut Chest of Drawers by Maple and Co is located in Poling, UK