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Maitland Smith Asian Art and Furniture

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.

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Creator: Maitland Smith
Chinese Center or Punch Bowl on Wood Stand Made by Maitland Smith, 20th Century
By Maitland Smith
Located in Savannah, GA
Chinese center or punch bowl on wood stand made by Maitland Smith, 20th century. Height on wood stand is 7.75".
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20th Century Chinese Maitland Smith Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Blue and White Porcelain Vase, in the Chinese Style, Maitland and Smith, 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large blue and white porcelain vase, in the Chinese style, Maitland and Smith, 1970s.  
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1970s Hong Kong Vintage Maitland Smith Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Maitland Smith Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jars
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large pair of Maitland smith blue and white Chinese porcelain ginger jars. Hand painted with foo dogs, a mythical creature surrounded by peonies a symbol of feminine beauty with the ...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Maitland Smith Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

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Large Chinoiserie Six Panel Black Lacquer and Gilt Screen by Maitland-Smith
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Maitland Smith asian art and furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Asian art and furniture by Maitland Smith is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinct pieces of porcelain are frequently made of and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Maitland Smith Asian art and furniture, there are many options to choose from, although purple editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many customers also consider asian art and furniture by and e. Maitland Smith asian art and furniture prices can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $950 and tops out at $8,800, while pieces like these can sell for $1,800 on average.

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