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Maitland Smith

The eclectic furnishings of Maitland-Smith celebrate artisan skills in an age of machines. Hand-carved woodwork, inlaid marquetry, painted detailing, gilding and lost wax casting lend the company’s decorative accents an artistic flair. Focused on pieces that add a dynamic flourish to an interior by incorporating tactile materials like leather, seashell inlays and crushed eggshell, the manufacturer draws inspiration across centuries, from the curvy forms of the Louis XV period to the geometric angles of mid-century modernism.

Paul Maitland-Smith established the company in Hong Kong in 1979, after getting his start in London in the 1950s as an antique dealer who also sold reproduction furniture, something that would become a Maitland-Smith specialty. The manufacturer’s early reproductions of 17th- and 18th-century furniture included Chippendale dining chairs, and soon afterward, Maitland-Smith expanded into a range of decorative designs that often exuded a whimsical spirit, whether a coffee table shaped like a stack of books or a pair of decorative obelisks. Maitland-Smith’s signature sculptural table lamps in particular show off this playful sensibility, with one balancing a pen-shell shade on a monkey’s tail and another taking on the form of a miniature hot-air balloon.

Since its founding, Maitland-Smith’s sourcing has been based in Asia, and although Paul Maitland-Smith later sold the company that still bears his name and is now headquartered in North Carolina, the brand’s furnishings are still largely made in Cebu, Philippines.

Today, Maitland-Smith continues to innovate on its finely crafted offerings by collaborating with contemporary designers and studios such as Tony Duquette Studios (founded by set and costume designer Tony Duquette in 1941), Celerie Kemble and painter and textile designer Susan Hable Smith.

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Maitland Smith Woven Patinated Copper and Brass Table Lamps ca 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Maitland Smith Woven Patinated Copper and Brass Table Lamps ca 1970s Beautiful woven patinated copper lamp base in a basket form with circular stepped brass base and brass ball fini...
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1970s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith

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Copper, Brass, Metal

Maitland Smith Penshell Obelisk Brass Lion Head Accent Table Lamps - a Pair
By Maitland Smith
Located in Jensen Beach, FL
Stunning pair of table lamps by Maitland-Smith. Body of the obelisk featuring a penshell veneer, contrasted by patinated brass accents.
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Maitland Smith

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Brass

Mastercraft USA Elegant Black Lacquer and Brass Console, ca 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Mastercraft USA Elegant Black Lacquer and Brass Console, ca 1970s Stunning and long Mastercraft black lacquer and brass console table with Greek key motif. This is an uncommon piec...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith

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Brass

Maitland Smith Large Pink Marble & Brass Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Maitland Smith 1980s large tessellated stone and brass inlay decorative box. Light pink stone with light pink detailing. Brass banding retains unpolished patina.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith

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Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Mahogany Curio Golf Ball Display Wall Cabinet Case German Clock
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
A rare one of a kind handmade Maitland Smith curio cabinet. Made from naturally distressed mahogany with glass front opening to four shelves with brass tee shaped pedestals intended to display golf balls. The crown of the clock showcases crossed golf clubs over a German made clock...
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Late 20th Century British Colonial Maitland Smith

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Brass

Maitland Smith Italian Coastal Cocktail Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on READ MORE below. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Maitland Smith Italian Co...
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1970s Vintage Maitland Smith

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Stone, Marble, Iron, Brass, Bronze

Mahogany Claw Foot Conversion Game Table by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Fall River, MA
Beautiful Maitland-Smith game table with extra leg and leaf for conversion. Rich flame mahogany inlaid game table for checkers, chess or backgammon. A second top folds over to replac...
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20th Century Philippine Maitland Smith

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Mahogany

Tessellated Black Marble Brass Inlay Secretary Desk by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Houston, TX
Maitland Smith 20th Century tessellated black marble Secretary. This phenomenal and monumental cabinet is enrobed in polished black marble with ...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith

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Malachite, Brass

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Maitland Smith furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Maitland Smith furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Maitland Smith furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 531 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Maitland Smith were created in the mid-century modern style in asia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Robert Marcius, Hattakitkosol Somchai, and La Gardo Tackett. Prices for Maitland Smith furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $225 and can go as high as $22,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,896.
Questions About Maitland Smith
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Maitland-Smith makes much of its furniture in Cebu, Philippines. Skilled artisans build each piece by hand and apply the intricate carvings and inlays synonymous with the brand's style. You'll find a collection of Maitland-Smith furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Maitland-Smith is a furniture company founded in 1979 in Hong Kong. The company originally produced reproductions of 17th- and 18th-century furniture and then branched out to create an eclectic range of original designs. Many of its pieces feature decorative tops with hand-applied inlays and carved details. You'll find a selection of Maitland-Smith furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Originally founded by a London-based antiques dealer, Maitland-Smith Furniture has grown its luxury furniture brand into one that is synonymous with fine-quality specialties. Its designs feature hand-carved woodwork, inlaid marquetry and painted detailing to add extra elegance to every piece. Shop a collection of Maitland-Smith furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    RHF Investments owns Maitland-Smith as of December 2021. The company operates from its headquarters in Hickory, North Carolina, and gained control of numerous brands in 2018, including Maitland-Smith, Hickory Chair and Pearson. You'll find a variety of Maitland-Smith furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Maitland-Smith is still in business. RHF Investments owns the brand as of December 2021. The North Carolina-based company acquired the brand in 2018 when the previous owner, the Heritage Home Group, filed for bankruptcy. Shop a range of Maitland-Smith furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To identify Maitland-Smith furniture, look for the brand's tag. Typically, the manufacturer placed a tag on the underside or back of their pieces. Wording on the tags varies, but usually says the brand name above the words "hand made in the Philippines." Shop a collection of expertly vetted Maitland-Smith furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 14, 2024
    Maitland-Smith Furniture is more than 40 years old. Paul Maitland-Smith established the company in Hong Kong in 1979 after getting his start in London in the 1950s as an antique dealer who also sold reproduction furniture, something that would become a Maitland-Smith specialty. The manufacturer's early reproductions of 17th- and 18th-century furniture included Chippendale dining chairs, and soon afterward, Maitland-Smith expanded into a range of decorative designs that often exude a whimsical spirit, whether a coffee table shaped like a stack of books or a pair of decorative obelisks. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Maitland-Smith furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Maitland-Smith started operating in 1979. Former furniture dealer Paul Maitland-Smith launched the company in Hong Kong to produce reproductions of 17th- and 18th-century furniture. Eventually, the brand expanded to create original designs. You'll find a range of Maitland-Smith furniture on 1stDibs.

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