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Maple And Co Mahogany Partners Desk


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Item Number: SA899000
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Camden Antiques
This antique has been viewed 33 times in the past month with the most views from Ireland.


A bold and impressive mahogany Chippendale style partners pedestal desk by Maple and Co of London. Of generous proportions and well constructed in solid mahogany with attractive flame mahogany veneers. The top fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface complete with tooled decorations. The top surrounded with carved thumb nail moldings. The front of the desk with one long central drawer flanked by 2 pairs of 4 graduated shorter drawers. The reverse with 3 drawers and a pair of cupboards. All doors and drawers are lockable, keys supplied. All standing on squat ball and claw carved feet. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a good colour and patina. Splits into 3 sections for ease of installation.
Width 168cms
Depth 107cms
Height 77cms
Knee hole clearance 61cms
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.
Internal Ref: 17677


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 77 cm (30.3")
Width = 168 cm (66.1")
Depth = 107 cm (42.1")

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Camden Antiques
Units 20 & 19
The Vinery
West Sussex
BN18 9PY
United Kingdom

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