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Maitland Smith Empire Revival Style Gilt Wood and Leather Clawfoot Daybed



A beautiful Maitland Smith Clawfoot daybed in the Empire Revival style featuring gilt and ebonized claw feet, gilt lion medallions, studded scroll arms, and a big plush comfortable cushion. The light colored wood has a smooth lacquered finish with lovely wood grain. Large size providing ample space to stretch out and relax or cuddle up with your favorite pet. This Maitland Smith French Empire Revival styled daybed would work great in an art deco, classical or art nouveau dining room or home, can also work well in a mid-century modern home or penthouse apartment and could also look fantastic in a contemporary, hollywood regency or post-modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a traditional, minimalist or craftsman home as a splash of juxtaposition. Being highly durable, this daybed or chaise longue would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. MEASUREMENTS: H 31.25" x W 85" x D 35" Seat Height: 19" CONDITION: Overall very good vintage condition. Leather has patina and some areas where the color has faded but is very attractive. Light wear and patina throughout, sturdy and sound - ready for immediate use or can be reupholstered to a new fabric or leather if desired.


  • Creator
    Maitland Smith (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)Width: 85 in. (215.9 cm)Depth: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Seat Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Style
    Empire Revival (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Overall very good vintage condition. Light wear and patina throughout, sturdy and sound - ready for immediate use. See description for more details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330223335372

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Manufacturer

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.
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such ...

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