A superb quality Edwardian Period antique mahogany display cabinet by Maples. The upper section having a projecting breakfront moulded cornice above a painted frieze. Having a central astragal glazed door opening to reveal a silk lined interior and three plate glass display shelves, flanked by quarter reeded Corinthian columns and further twin glazed panels above flamed mahogany satinwood banded panels. The lower section having a lined frieze drawer stamped Maple & Co Ltd, raised on six tapering supports terminating in a pad foot circa 1900-1910
Condition: This cabinet is in stunning original condition, fully cleaned and waxed
Maple & Co was established by John Maple, a shopkeeper from Horley, Surrey, who later opened a furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road. However it was his son, John Blundell Maple, who made Maples & Co a success. With exceptional business skills, John B. Maple took over the company while still a young man. By the 1880s they were the largest furniture store in the world, exported their fine furniture to every continent.