This is an absolutely stunning antique Edwardian flame mahogany and satinwood inlaid bookcase by Maple & Co, circa 1900 in date.
The bookcase bears the plaque of the renowned maker and retailer Maple & Co.
This bookcase features a rich and striking grain, and has been accomplished in flame mahogany, a very attractive and highly desirable wood. It has a beautiful moulded canted cornice and stands on bracket feet.
The glazed top doors having beautiful thirteen pane astragals with satinwood crossbanding and ebony and boxwood outline stringing, the interior having three adjustable shelves that are also inlaid.
The base having a a pair of half width drawers, above a a pair of panelled doors with flame mahogany oval panels with satinwood crossbanding and ebony and boxwood outline stringing. The doors open to reveal a capacious cupboard with a central shelf.
This bookcase has original shelves, locks, glazing, and a solid mahogany panelled back.
Instill the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique bookcase.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleane and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 233 x Width 122 x Depth 44
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 feet, 8 inches x Width 4 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches
Maple & Co
the renowned furniture retailer of London, Paris and Buenos Aires, were famous for top quality furniture.
They were by Royal Appointment and became one of the leading furniture manufacturers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. They used only the finest quality timber which was imported directly from all over the world.
Maple and Company were founded in 1841 in Tottenham Court Road, London and had premises there until 1997. By the 1880s they were the largest and most successful furniture makers in the world, their huge emporium having become a tourist attraction in its own right. In addition to their middle class clientele, they furnished Embassies, hotels, beautiful homes and palaces all over the globe, including Tsar Nicholas’s Winter Palace, the Hoffburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, and many of Britain’s country houses.
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as “best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called “flame mahogany.”
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Our reference: 07973
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