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Maple And Co Art Nouveau Dressing Chest


£950 | $1,324 USD | €1,107 EUR
Item Number: SA734957
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Camden Antiques
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A fantastic and rare arts and crafts/art nouveau dressing chest in walnut by Maple and Co. Of superb construction in solid walnut with oak drawer linings. With beautiful design features redolent of the period. The dressing mirror is fitted with a stepped pagoda top and the angle of tilt can be adjusted. The main body of the chest is of sarcophagus shape. There is an arrangement of 3 long graduated drawers to the base and 2 small jewellery drawers within the super-structure. Fitted throughout with beautiful solid copper art nouveau period hardware. Sympathetically repolished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home.
Width 99cms
Depth 55cms
Height 158cms
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: 591


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.


Height = 158 cm (62.2")
Width = 99 cm (39.0")
Depth = 55 cm (21.7")

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

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