Antique English Victorian Regency Style Mahogany Occasional Hall / Side Table, by Maple & Co. (Circa 1890)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Georgian Regency style Victorian mahogany side table by Maple & Co, circa 1890 – 1900, displaying a lovely rich colour, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Side Table
• Circa: 1890 – 1900
• Period: Victorian
• Style: Regency
• Provenance: England, UK
• Cabinetmaker: Maple & Co.
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Width: 3ft 6”
• Refined side table
• 2-plank moulded top with satinwood string inlay
• Upstand to top
• Two hand-dovetailed drawers
• Oak drawer linings
• Original brass round handles & escutcheons
• Satinwood cross banding and string inlay to drawer fronts
• Straight tapering string inlaid block legs
• Top quality solid brass castors
• Lovely rich colour
• Original polish & patination
• Solid in joint
• Excellent original condition
• Ideal as a side / hall / writing / occasional table
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English Georgian Regency mahogany side table by Maple & Co, circa 1890 – 1900, displaying a lovely rich colour, in excellent original condition. The table features a 2-plank moulded top, with an upstand, to prevent items from falling off the back. The table also boasts satinwood string inlay around the perimeter. Below, is a pair of flush working drawers. The drawers display satinwood string inlay and cross banding to the fronts, as well as retaining the original brass Regency style round handles & escutcheons. The oak-lined drawers are constructed with hand dovetail joints. They run smoothly and close flush to the frame. The table is raised on four straight tapering block legs, which feature further string inlay and terminate on its original top-quality solid brass castors. The table features the original top and backboard to the rear; the frame has been constructed in the traditional joined manner for that period. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.

This item features a lovely rich mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This Regency side table would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living room to the hallway, or useful as a writing table. The table would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Table height = 80.8cm or 31⅞” or 2ft 7⅞”
Writing height = 76.7cm or 30¼” or 2ft 6¼”
Width = 106.8cm or 42” or 3ft 6”
Depth = 53.5cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Knee height = 61.5cm or 24¼” or 2ft ¼”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object History

Sir John Blundell Maple (1845-1903) was a furnishing storeowner, perhaps the most successful of all Victorian retail entrepreneurs. He achieved great wealth, became a politician, a horserace breeder and a member of the Prince of Wales’ set, and his emporium in 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, furnished everyone who was anyone in Victorian society.

Maple was born in 1845. His father, John Maple, had come from Horley, Surrey, where he had been apprenticed before opening a small shop there. John Maple senior moved to London, working first as a shop assistant, and then moving to Tottenham Court Road where he set up in business with James Cook. Within a few years the partnership had split and John Maple decided to run the business on his own. He began to succeed with what was at first a very small business, despite a fire and a building collapse. In fact, he was so successful that he was able to afford a good education for his son, John Blundell Maple (Blundell was his wife’s maiden name).

At the age of 16, John Blundell Maple joined his father’s business, which began to take off in ways never before imagined. John Blundell Maple had exceptional business skills and while still a young man was running the company. The British Empire was spreading round the world and Maples seized the opportunity – by the 1880s it was the largest furniture store on the planet. John Blundell Maple’s skills and vision were crucial and the moment was right for expansion.

Maples manufactured their own luxury furniture in a complex eventually so vast that by the 1880s it occupied an area where once stood 200 houses. They were timber importers, and exporters of furniture and fittings to all parts of the world. They used steam power and electricity, had a fleet of horse-drawn vans, depository and showrooms, and employed a vast workforce.

Maples’ market was the middle class and upwards – anyone anywhere who had money. They furnished palaces all over the world, including Tsar Nicholas’s Winter Palace, the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, all the great hotels, and town and country homes. Maples furnished all prestigious British embassies, even if it meant carrying a grand piano up the Khyber Pass on packhorses.

After the end of World War II and the change in tastes and the manufacturing cost factors, the decline started. In 1980 the furniture maker Warring & Gillow joined with Maple & Co., to become Maple, Waring & Gillow. It subsequently became part of Allied Maples Group Ltd, which includes Allied Carpets. In 1997 it went into administration and was taken over by the retailer Allders (Source: BBC & Wikipedia).

Object Condition

This mahogany side table is in excellent original condition, considering its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, top and inside of drawers (see photos), but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The table has been French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination are excellent. The drawers are in good working order and close flush to the frame. The drawers retain the original Regency style round brass handles and escutcheons. There are no breaks to the frame or legs. The feet retain the original brass cups & castors. This table is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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