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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
$1,997
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Maitland-Smith Tessellated Travertine, Marble and Brass Fish Sculpture
By Maitland Smith
Located in Atlanta, GA
A beautiful sculpture designed by Maitland-Smith, and featuring an oversized fish. The fish table sculpture is made of stone veneered (marble and travertine) with gilded brass and se...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith

Materials

Travertine, Marble, Metal, Brass

Refined Maitland Smith Two Tier Burl Walnut Coffee Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very elegant two tier burled walnut coffee table having gallery around the top and cabriole shaped legs.
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1990s American Maitland Smith

Materials

Walnut

Maitland Smith Sheraton Style Scroll Back Leather Desk Armchair
By Maitland Smith
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Maitland Smith Sheraton style scroll back leather seat desk chair armchair Featuring a spring-supported genuine leather seat with a subtle scroll design to match the scroll back a...
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1980s Unknown Sheraton Vintage Maitland Smith

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Art Deco Style Maitland-Smith Faux Ostrich Leather Writing Desk
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dallas, TX
This outstanding Art Deco style desk is crafted by Maitland-Smith, circa 1970s. The company is well known for its use of unusual materials. This desk is beautifully covered in faux o...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Maitland Smith

Materials

Brass

Maitland Smith Bronze Mounted Covered Urn
By Maitland Smith
Located in Norwood, NJ
Bronze mounted ceramic covered urn. With Regency style green medallions and golden yellow borders, vines and leaves. Featuring winged cupids, putti, lions, cornucopia and early milit...
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Late 20th Century Thai Maitland Smith

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Bronze

Pair of Tessellated Stone Round Side Tables by Maitland Smith with Brass Bases
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of tessellated stone round side tables by Maitland Smith with brass bases, C 1970.   
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1970s American Vintage Maitland Smith

Materials

Stone

Banded Flame Mahogany Nine Drawer English Regency Style Maitland Smith Commode
By Maitland Smith
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous flame mahogany nine drawer Maitland Smith commode. The commode is in very good condition with the most minor signs of wear and use and is absolutely breathtaking i...
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Early 2000s Unknown Regency Maitland Smith

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Mahogany

Pair of Bronze Maitland Smith Figures
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Maitland Smith bronze figures holding baskets of flowers. Very nice patina… Proximately 42 inches tall and 12 inches wide at the base.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Revival Maitland Smith

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of Bronze Maitland Smith Figures
  • Pair of Bronze Maitland Smith Figures
  • Pair of Bronze Maitland Smith Figures
  • Pair of Bronze Maitland Smith Figures
H 42 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
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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.
  • 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 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 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
    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
    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
    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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