This is an exquisite pair of antique Edwardian marquetry inlaid figured Satinwood bookcases by th world renowned cabinet makers Maple & Co, circa 1900 in date.
Each bookcase features decorative cornices featuring marquetry decoration of fans with foliate and fleur de lys, above a pair of astragal glazed doors revealing three adjustable shelves.
The base sections door panels inlaid with marquetry urns with ebonised banding, and the bookcases are raised on tapering short legs over decorative carved feet.
Complete with working locks and keys.
The quality and attention to detail throughout are second to none.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 225 x Width 115 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 foot, 5 inches x Width 3 foot, 9 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.
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: A2710