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A Satinwood Writing Desk in the Manner of Maple & Co Maples & Co (1841 - )

Dimensions: H: 30 in / 76 cm  |  W: 47 in / 121 cm  |  D: 24 in / 61 cm

Description

A Satinwood and Marquetry Kidney-Shaped Writing Desk
in the Manner of Maple & Co

The moulded and tooled leather inset top above an arrangement of nine drawers, inlaid throughout with engraved foliate scrolls, and urns, within ebonised stringing and tulipwood banding, the whole supported on brass castor-shod tapering legs.
Circa 1890

Biography

Founded in 1841 by John Maple, manufacturing and retailing from the hub of the furniture centre in London’s Tottenham Court Road, and through the founder & his son’s drive and excellence of the products of the company, expanded greatly, to have further workshops and points of sale in both Paris and Buenos Aires, and later, a shop in Smyrna. Clientele included Queen Victoria, King Edward V11th, members of the Royal Household, the King of Siam, and the Nicholas, Tsar of Russia. Later, Maples would furnish the Royal yachts, the QE1, QE2 and the Queen Mary, as well as hotels in Nice, London, Paris and Siam.

REF No. 9405

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