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Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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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Creator:Maitland Smith
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone Boxes by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of modernist boxes were realized by the celebrated 20th century design firm Maitland Smith in the Philippines, circa 1980. They feature two cylindrical bodies- one ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Stone

Vintage Maitland Smith Miniature Knee Hole Desk Keepsake Jewelry Box Chest
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Maitland Smith dresser top valet or jewelry box in the shape of a Georgian knee hole writing desk, intricately hand painted with a lattice pattern accented with forget-me-not...
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Late 20th Century Georgian Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Hardwood, Paint

Tessalated Maitland Smith Faux Horn Gentleman's Dresser Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Ferndale, MI
Elegant wood lined dresser box with hinged lid. Tessalated faux Horn exterior with brass trim. Interior is wood lined. Retains Maitland Smith label.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Acrylic

Penshell Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish penshell storage box will make a great addition to your desk, or perhaps to be used simply as an object of beauty. Note: Last image shows a small flea-bit on the unde...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Shell

Lovely Round Lidded Maitland Smith Red Lacquer & Giltwood Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous round jewel of a red laquered lidded box having gold Asian inspired decoration with dragons and birds.
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1980s Vietnamese Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Wood

Vintage Maitland Smith Wicker Reed, Wrought Iron, Glass & Brass Lion Head Basket
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage handmade Maitland Smith Basket made out of hand-woven ficks reed, wrought iron & glass handle. Brass lion head decoration on both sides. The basket has a large storage space...
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1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Faux Tessellated Tortoiseshell Mother-of-Pearl Jewelry Box by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage jewelry box in faux tessellated tortoise shell with mother-of-pearl and Abolone shell edge, circa 1970s. Simple, elegant and unique.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Tortoise Shell, Mother-of-Pearl

Pair of Maitland Smith Neoclassical Iron "Arrow" Torchières / Plant Stands
By Maitland Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Circa 1980s Maitland Smith Neoclassical-style torchière plant stands with arrow motif. Composed of welded iron with solid brass decoration on the arrow heads and fletchings. Surfac...
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1980s Philippine Neoclassical Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Iron

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Pink tessellated marble and patinated brass jewelry box by Maitland-Smith.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Maitland-Smith Fornasetti Style Faux Malachite Tole Box with Brass Hands & Feet
By Piero Fornasetti, Maitland Smith
Located in St. Louis, MO
In the style of Fornasetti, this rare hand painted faux malachite tole box, has whimsical brass molded feet wearing leather thong footwear and brass hand shaking handle on top. Has f...
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Brass

Lacquered Shell and Bone Tapered Sarcophagus Box, by Maitland- Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lacquered shell and bone tapered sarcophagus box, by Maitland- Smith, complete with buckskin lined interior.
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Late 20th Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Bone, Lacquer

Pair of Tessellated Marble and Stone Birds by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in London, GB
A pair of tessellated marble and stone birds with brass beaks and feet. Perched on stylised boulders and each one in a different pose. Made by Maitland Smith USA.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Stone, Marble, Brass

Post-Modern Tessellated Marble and Travertine Egg Shaped Pillar Candle Holder
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Post Modern egg shaped pillar candler holder rendered in tessellated pink marble and rosso travertino, red travertine with inlayed brass and brass candle cup. Matching Tobacco or ...
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Late 20th Century Asian Post-Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Travertine, Marble, Brass

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 Decorative Objects

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Travertine, Marble, Brass

Tessellated Marble and Brass Bird by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in London, GB
A black tessellated bird perched and counterbalanced on a brass stall again with tessellated marble base By Maitland Smith Circa 1970.
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Vintage Tessellated Stone Jewelry Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ca. 1970s Maitland Smith tessellated coral stone hinged jewelry / trinket box in two tone pale gray and pink with cedar interior. Excellent, vintage condition free of chips / losses...
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1970s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone

Vintage Maitland Smith Black Tessellated Stone Box Brass Trim
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful patina on the brass trim surrounds a gorgeous black tessellated stone. This box features a wood interior and rests on four brass feet.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Maitland Smith Classical Male Torso Marble Sculpture, Circa 1980
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rochester, NY
Polished solid white marble sculpture of a well defined classical male torso by Maitland Smith - see gold foil label on underside. All original vintage condition with nice color and ...
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20th Century Philippine Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Postmodern Marble Travertine Jewelry Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
This beautiful box by Maitland Smith exudes style and glamour. This design from the late 1970s is glamorous and functional. The postmodern lines in almost a pedestal structure, are c...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Travertine

Tessellated Coral Stone & Brass Angel Fish Sculpture on Stand by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Tessellated coral stone and brass angel fish sculpture on stand by Maitland Smith, circa 1970s. The piece is in very good vintage condition and measures 9.5"W x 3.25"D x 17.75"H. #1983.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Stone, Brass

Rare Vintage Red Coral Tile Decorative Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Luxurious red coral box from Maitland-Smith. This beautiful box crafted of authentic red coral tiles is luxurious and glamorous. Each of the pieces that compiles this box has its nat...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Coral

Chest on Stand by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic chest on stand was created by Maitland Smith in the 1980s-1990s and is fabricated in tessellated marble and a hand-carved mahogany stand. Note: Box dimension...
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Late 20th Century North Korean Georgian Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Marble

Pair of Maitland Smith Bronze Elephant Vintage Candlesticks
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of Maitland Smith elephant candlesticks Pair of bronze elephant vintage Maitland-smith candlesticks. Pair of Maitland Smith elephant candlesticks, a compliment to your dining ...
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Late 20th Century Thai Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Cachepot by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand painted cachepot by Maitland Smith. The piece also features scalloped trim and a maker's stamp on the bottom. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor chips and p...
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Late 20th Century Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Maitland-Smith Faux Skin Leather Wrapped Box with Silver Tone Metal Lizard
By Maitland Smith
Located in St. Louis, MO
Vintage Maitland-Smith faux skin leather embossed wrapped box with metal silver tone lizard top and paper lined interior. In fine condition, only a few little flea bites size losses ...
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Leather

Regency Style Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic English Regency style domed box with its marquetry woods and brass hardware dates to the 1980s-1990s and was created by Maitland Smith.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Regency Revival Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Maitland Smith Modernist Tessellated Stone Obelisks, Pair
By Maitland Smith
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From a very upscale Palm Springs estate, a rare pair of large tessellated stone obelisks done in the "Modernist" style by Maitland Smith. Handmade in the Phillipines. Felted bottoms....
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1980s Philippine Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Travertine Stone Picture Frame
By Maitland Smith
Located in Atlanta, GA
Handsome picture photo frame designed by Maitland-Smith in the 1980s, rendered in tessellated marble, stone, and travertine. Assorted color of light pink salmon and sand beige. Back ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Stone, Travertine, Marble

Painted Tole Round Tree Topiaries on Stands
By Maitland Smith
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Midcentury tole or painted metal topiaries depicting round trimmed trees in square planters with brass ball finials and feet. Signed Maitland-Smith on the bottom.
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20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Maitland Smith Embossed Leather Book Motif Double Photograph Frame
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Maitland Smith embossed leather book motif double photograph frame, beautiful two color leather with gold tooling and lettering, titled 'Between Two Worlds' by Katherine Mansfield T...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass, Lacquer, Leather

Grand Tour Bronze Greco-Roman Sandled Foot by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic Greco-Roman grand tour inspired bronze figure of a sandled foot dates to the 1980s-1990s and was created by Maitland Smith. The piece can be used as an object o...
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Late 20th Century Thai Grand Tour Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Maitland Smith Leather Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York City, NY
1980's decorative leather jewelry box by Maitland Smith, in vintage original condition with some wear and patina due to age and use.
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1980s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Leather

Maitland Smith Horn, Abalone and Wood Hinged Octagonal Box Vintage
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Miami, FL
This exquisite and rare vintage Maitland Smith large hinged box box has a beautiful medallion on top of a black stone set into brass. The box is a beautiful combination of horn, abal...
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1970s Philippine Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Stunning Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Bronze Lizard Handle
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome decorative box of tessellated stone having a fabulous bronze verdigris lizard handle. Box itself is 3" H.
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1970s Thai Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Bronze

Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hamburg, PA
Maitland Smith Tessellated marble jewelry box with a scalloped edge. This decorative box is in very good condition. Dimensions: 2.75" H x 9.5" W x 5.75" D.
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

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Marble

Green Glazed Maitland-Smith Fantail Vase
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
A contemporary iteration of the classic Chinese phoenix-tail vase form, this tall porcelain urn by interior design house Maitland-Smith features a square body with angular shoulders ...
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Late 20th Century Hong Kong Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Green Glazed Maitland-Smith Fantail Vase
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
A contemporary iteration of the classic Chinese phoenix-tail vase form, this tall porcelain urn by interior design house Maitland-Smith features a square body with angular shoulders ...
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Late 20th Century Hong Kong Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

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 Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Brass

9 Drawer Negligee Chest by Maitland Smith in Faux Malachite Finish
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Chic narrow 9 drawer chest by Maitland Smith, having a faux malachite finish with brass hand grip pulls. Possibly originally designed as a negligee chest, this stylish piece can also...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Stone Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tessellated stone box made by Maitland Smith. Travertine exterior with felt limed interior. Perfect as a desk accessory or pencil holder. Complementary delivery in the Los Angeles /...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone

Maitland-Smith Neoclassic Garden Centrepiece, Provenance Celine Dion
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Maitland-Smith neoclassic garden centrepiece, Provenance Celine Dion, blackened bronze pierced oval centrepiece, with an interior circumference of 20" x 15" Provenance: Celine Dion's...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Pair of Tessellated Stone Decorative Shoes by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of tessellated stone decorative shoes by Maitland Smith, circa 1970s. Made in the Philippines; each shoe is 3"W x 10"D x 4"H. #1948.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone

Faux Tortoise Shell Brass Hands Hinge Lid Box After Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Faux tortoise shell brass hands hinge lid box after Maitland Smith. Item features brass hand figures, faux tortoise shell case, hinge lid, very nice vintage item, quality craftsmansh...
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Late 20th Century Regency Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Maitland Smith Pen Shell Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
A Maitland Smith pen shell box having chrome straps with buckles.
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Chrome

Large Pink Tessellated Stone Abstract Bird Sculpture by Maitland Smith 1970's
By Maitland Smith
Located in Den Haag, NL
Large Pink Tessellated Stone Abstract Bird sculpture by Maitland Smith 1970's.
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1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Ceramic Lizard Handled Mantel Floor Vase Urn Celedon Teal Green
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage handmade Maitland-Smith floor vase or urn in celadon green with four lizard handles; signed on base.  
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Late 20th Century Campaign Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Maitland Smith Tessellated Marble and Tortoise Shell Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with a mother of pearl finial handle. The interior of the box is lined with a black felt and has a removable lid. The box rests on sterling silve...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Marble, Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Gilt Lidded Box Vessel 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a marvelous, lidded box, made tessellated stone over wood and gilded wood, by Maitland Smith, circa 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions ar...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone

Chic Lidded Box in Tessellated Fossilized Coral 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Large hinged box in tessellated fossilized coral with brass inlays around top by Maitland Smith, the Phillipines, 1970's. This box is beautifully crafted.
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1970s Philippine Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Coral, Brass

Karl Springer Waste Basket in Tessellated Travertine, 1980s
By Maitland Smith, Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Meticulously crafted waste basket in tessellated travertine with gilded accents and solid brass feet by Maitland Smith for Karl Springer, American 1980's (bottom lined in fabric). Ta...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Travertine, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Plymouth, MA
Elegant Mid-Century Modern box by Maitland-Smith is made of white tessellated stone with brass inlay around the edges. The stylishly designed box sits on top of four legs offering co...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Brass

Pair of Lagre Maitland Smith Modenist Stone Obelisks
By Maitland Smith
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From a very upscale Palm Springs estate, a rare pair of large tessellated stone obelisks done in the "Modernist" style by Maitland Smith. Hand made in the Phillipines. Felted bottoms...
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1980s Philippine Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Pink/Coral Stone Petite Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Maitland-Smith tessellated stone in pink/coral color, jewelry box with a solid wood interior. With brass decorative inlaid top.   
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20th Century Asian Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Cast Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York City, NY
Large 1980s Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and brass box. Measurements for just the box without the design. height 4.75'' depth 12.25'' depth 8.25''
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20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone Box on a Stand by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant vintage modern box by Maitland-Smith is made of pink tessellated stone with brass inlay around the edges. Stylish design sits on top of four legs offering convenient access. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Tessellated Stone and Brass Birds Abstract Sculptures by Maitland Smith 1970's
By Maitland Smith
Located in Den Haag, NL
Tessellated stone and brass birds abstract sculptures by Maitland Smith 1970's.
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1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Travertine, Brass

Tall and Elegant Tessellated Stone & Brass Bird Sculpture
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous bird sculpture made of tessellated stone and brass designed by Robert Marcius for Casa Bique.
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1970s Philippine Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, 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 Decorative Objects

Materials

Siena Marble, Bronze

Maitland Smith decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs

Maitland Smith decorative objects are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Maitland Smith decorative objects there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 112 vintage editions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original Maitland Smith decorative objects were created in Asia during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider decorative objects by Jay Spectre, Blenko and Casa Bique. Prices for decorative objects by Maitland Smith can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $225 and tops out at $5,500, while pieces like these can sell for $1,200 on average.