A stunning late 19th Century Maples and Co mahogany serpentine side cabinet circa 1880-1900.
This delightful and unusual shaped cabinet is of the finest form with a superb colour and crisp carvings.
The serpentine rectangular top having a flame mahogany veneer enclosed by a crossbanding with carved edge over very finely carved frieze. Below which are two shaped mahogany lined drawers with original brass handles surrounded by floral carvings which are flanking a finely carved central shaped door. Beneath each drawer are two faux drawers which open to reveal a shelved storage space as per the central door.
Raised on fabulously carved acanthus fretted rams head legs with floral wreath the two central legs being fluted with all terminating on hairy paw feet.
An extremely decorative and superb quality mahogany cabinet of great proportions which has been fully restored in excellent condition using traditional methods retaining a fine warm colour.
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.
It was founded by John Maple in the early 19th century. It was later run by John Blundell Maple, 1st Baronet. Maple became one of the prime makers and suppliers of furniture to the aristocracy and royalty in the United Kingdom.
Width: 56 inches – 143cm
Height: 38 inches – 96.5cm
Depth: 24 inches – 61cm