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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
$2,058
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Maitland Smith Classical Greco Style Burl & Satinwood Wine Cask, Dry Bar, 20th C
By Maitland Smith
Located in Big Flats, NY
An American Classical style wine cask by Maitland Smith offers burl construction with shaped and beveled top over cabinet with single mesh-front door opening to bottle rack and flank...
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20th Century American Classical Maitland Smith

Materials

Burl, Satinwood

Maitland-Smith Federal Style Mahogany Lighted Breakfront Bookcase/China Cabinet
By Maitland Smith
Located in Milford, NH
A spectacular Federal style carved two part mahogany breakfront bookcase, server, or china cabinet made by Maitland-Smith, with nicely carved cornice surmounting and upper case with ...
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Late 20th Century American Maitland Smith

Materials

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

French Louis XVI Directoire Style Desk by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Southampton, NJ
Beautifully detailed mahogany writing table or desk made by Maitland Smith in the grand French Louis XVI Directoire style having a large hand carved mahogany case which features a fi...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Maitland Smith

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Brass, Gold Leaf

20th C. Maitland-Smith Italian Neoclassical Style Marquetry Commode
By Maitland Smith
Located in Morristown, NJ
20th c., commode by Maitland-Smith, the two-drawer chest with brass ring pulls, raised on square tapering legs, maker's metal tag to inner drawer. The fine marquetry and parquetry on...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Neoclassical Maitland Smith

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Brass

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

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Coral, Travertine, Marble, Brass

Maitland Smith Art Deco Style Architectural Design Tessellated Sienna Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This Art Deco style tessellated sienna marble box features an architecturally themed form topped by an equally Minimalist style bronze handle. It is useful for many purposes and will...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Maitland Smith

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Siena Marble, Bronze

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

Materials

Marble

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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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