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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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Vintage Maitland Smith Embossed Leather Silver Plate Accents Obelisk
By Maitland Smith
Located in Naples, FL
Excellent condition! leather obelisk decorated with silver plate wreath on front and feet on each corner; please note in last two pictures, there is a tiny scratch, picture zoomed in...
Category

20th Century Philippine Maitland Smith

Materials

Silver Plate

Tessellated Travertine Dining Table, 1970s
By Maitland Smith, Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Tessellated travertine dining table. Bullnose edge top with exaggerated proportions.
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith

Materials

Travertine

Maitland-Smith Patinated Brass Umbrella Stand Holder
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous patinated brass umbrella stand in the shape of an umbrella designed and made by Maitland-Smith. The stand features a painted finish with an intentionally aged, distressed pa...
Category

20th Century Philippine Regency Maitland Smith

Materials

Stone, Brass

Vintage Sculptural Tessellated Stone Coffee Table by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning vintage sculptural tessellated stone coffee table designed by Maitland Smith in the United States and manufactured in the Philippines, circa 1980s. This table has been built...
Category

1980s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith

Materials

Stone

Tessellated Marble Pedestal by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in London, GB
A tessellated marble pedestal or plinth, with Italian Portoro marble panels. Square base and square top. A versatile and useful piece for display. American circa 1980.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Neoclassical Revival Maitland Smith

Materials

Marble

  • Tessellated Marble Pedestal by Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Marble Pedestal by Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Marble Pedestal by Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Marble Pedestal by Maitland Smith
H 29.53 in. W 13.98 in. D 13.98 in.
MAITLAND SMITH French Napoleon III Ebonized Reverse Painted Coffee Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Charlotte, NC
A French Napoleon III style oval coffee table by Maitland Smith. Solid wood painted an ebony color with gold painted trim, reverse painted top with inset glass cover, gold painted ga...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Napoleon III Maitland Smith

Materials

Brass

Marble Flip Top Backgammon Chess Board Mahogany Game Table Maitland Smith MINT!
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Single Carved Pedestal Base Marble Flip Top Backgammon Chess Board Mahogany Game Table Maitland Smith MINT!
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith

Materials

Marble

Maitland Smith Two Drawer Mahogany Server Console
By Maitland Smith
Located in Toledo, OH
Maitland Smith two drawer mahogany server console table. Inlay top and finished back and sides. Brass hardware and toe caps on tapered legs. Very nice c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Maitland Smith

Materials

Mahogany

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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. 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, Renoir Designs, and Casa Bique. Prices for Maitland Smith furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £222 and can go as high as £18,142, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £1,512.
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 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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