An Art Deco library table by Maple & Co. Burr walnut veneered with a stepped top. Double doored side cupboard, two pull out trays, shelving and a hidden storage section.
Dimensions: H 63.5cm W 61cm D 69cm
Date: Circa, 1935
Item Number: 2504231
Maple & Co was a British furniture manufacturer and retailer that operated from the mid-19th century until the mid-20th century. The company was founded by John Maple in 1841 in Tottenham Court Road, London, initially as a furniture shop. In 1851, the company began manufacturing furniture and quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality and innovative pieces. Maple & Co became known for its luxurious and ornate furniture, often incorporating exotic woods and intricate carving. The company continued to grow and expand throughout the 19th century, opening branches in cities such as Paris, Buenos Aires, and Johannesburg. Maple & Co's success was due in part to its ability to adapt to changing tastes and styles. In the late 19th century, the company began producing furniture in the Arts and Crafts style, which was popular at the time. Maple & Co's Arts and Crafts furniture was characterised by its simplicity, use of natural materials, and emphasis on craftsmanship.Maple & Co also played a role in the development of the Art Deco style in the early 20th century. The company's designers produced pieces that incorporated the sleek lines and geometric shapes that were hallmarks of the Art Deco movement. In addition to producing furniture, Maple & Co was known for its interior design services. The company worked on a number of high-profile projects, including the refurbishment of the Ritz Hotel in London and the interiors of several ocean liners. The company was taken over by Waring & Gillow in the 1960s.