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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.

Find a wide range of Maitland-Smith furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$2,030
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Maitland Smith Tesselated Marble French Louis XVI Style Top Console Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous Maitland Smith console table with a tesselated marble top. The table is in good condition and measures 44 wide x 35 tall x 16 deep. Dates to the 1990s era or newer.
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1990s Asian Louis XVI Maitland Smith

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Marble

Post-Modern Tessellated Pink Marble and Coral Stone Pedestal by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Post Modern pedestal rendered in tessellated pink marble and coral stone travertine with brass inlay by Maitland Smith.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Post-Modern Maitland Smith

Materials

Coral, Travertine, Marble, Brass

Maitland Smith Bronze Monkey Elephant Palm Tree Sculpture Candle Holder, a Pair
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large Maitland Smith Bronze Monkeys riding elephant palm tree sculpture candle holder - a Pair. Item features large impressive size, cast bronze figure of 3 monkeys riding on an elep...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith

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Bronze

Beautiful Tessellated Stone Columnar Pedestal
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Elegant tessellated stone pedestal in lovely neutral color palette. Base is 13" square; top is 11" square.
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Early 2000s Philippine Maitland Smith

Materials

Stone

Post-Modern Tessellated Pink Marble and Red Travertine Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Post Modern tobacco or snuff box rendered in tessellated pink marble and rosso travertino, red travertine with brass inlay, brown velvet and wood interior by Maitland Smith. Match...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Post-Modern Maitland Smith

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Travertine, Marble, Brass

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 condition. Dimensions: 22.5" de...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Maitland Smith

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Mahogany

Sensational Pair of Bronze Asian Figural Wall Sconces
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A fabulous and rare pair of heavy bronze wall sconces by Maitland Smith. In the Asian style, these wall sconces depict a seated man and a seated woman holding fans and umbrellas in b...
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1970s Philippine Chinoiserie Vintage Maitland Smith

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Tessellated Stone and Brass over Fruitwood Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage handmade Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with brass over fruitwood. No makers mark.  
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1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith

Materials

Stone, Brass

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Maitland Smith furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Maitland Smith furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Maitland Smith collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 364 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Maitland Smith were created during the 20th century in Asia in the mid-century modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Robert Marcius, Casa Bique and Lane Furniture when they are looking for additional options. Prices for Maitland Smith furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$225 and tops out at US$28,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,950 on average.
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.

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