Antique Edwardian Revolving Bookcase Maple & Co c.1900


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Object Description

This an exquisite antique Edwardian inlaid flame mahogany revolving bookcase by the renowned Victorian retailer and manufacturer Maple & Co., circa 1900.

It revolves on a solid cast iron base, the top has satinwood outer banding with ebony and boxwood outline stringing lines with an elaborate fan inlaid decoration to the centre.

The frieze below the top having chequered inlays, the shelves and supporting slats held by brass studs and the plinth base with stringing. The bookcase issitting on a cross platform with iron bracket supports raised on brass and ceramic castors. The cross platform stamped C W 62.

The best quality Edwardian revolving bookcases had cast iron bases, as this meant that they would be sturdy and not tip when full of books, whereas the lesser versions had simple wooden bases.

The quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 87 x Width 50 x Depth 50

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 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.

Our reference: A3281

Object Details

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