A STUNNING LATE 19TH CENTURY SIDE CABINET BY MAPLES & CO - REF No. 4034
H: 44 1/2 in / 113 cm ; W: 59 1/2 in 151.1 cm ; D: 17 in / 43.2 cm
A superb quality late 19th Century inlaid satinwood side cabinet of slight breakfront form with everted angles. The three lockable doors enclosing shelved interiors, the central door with an oval painted panel flanked by doors decorated with musical trophies supported by six turned and fluted cannellure legs.
Maple & Co:
Maple & Co Antique Furniture 1870 – 1950
Maple & Co was one the largest and most successful British furniture retailers and cabinet makers in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. They were well known for fine quality, craftsmanship and were specialists in copying old designs but bringing them up to date to the more modern trends. They produced many quality pieces of furniture in designs such as Hepplwhite and Chippendale but also were well known for their quality Arts & Crafts Furniture.
Maple & Co was first established by John Maple, a shopkeeper, Surrey, who later opened a furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road but it was his son, John Maple, who pushed Maples & Co to be such a huge success. With his skills in business, by the 1880s they were the largest furniture store in the world as they exported their fine antique furniture to many different countries and were well known throughout the interiors world.