Rare. Maitland Smith Catalogs. Furniture. Porcelain and a lot more! Furnishings. Volumes 1, 2, 3
If you are interested in thumbing through world-class quality products with superb innovative design, then here are over a 1000 pages that you will just love.
Maitland-Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class and quality products. Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry/parquetry, the finest hand carved woodwork and the highest quality hand finishing/painting.
From the beginning – over 40 years ago – Maitland-Smith workrooms have been artisan based and employ time-honored techniques developed before the machine age. Many of these skills date back to the world’s earliest civilizations, and are associated with fine quality furniture and decorative arts. Maitland-Smith is well-known for many hand-crafted specialties, including hand carved tropical mahogany, hand cut and inlaid exotic wood veneers, lost wax cast metal mounts and decorative objects, as well as, traditional vegetable tanned and hand-tooled leather. Other areas of expertise include finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, and detailed hand painting. They draw inspiration from great works from the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
These catalogues have a section detailing each of their many skills – as shown above – plus marquetry, parquetry, exotic shell inlay (see C-7176) lamp shades and a vast array of furnishings.
The set consists of 3 volumes broken down into the various categories of expertise. Volume 1 (~300 pages); Volume 2 (~237 pages); and Volume 3 (~472 pages).
There is a custom embossed imprint on the front, a up-scale furniture store in Texas. Almost a 1000 pages of almost any kine of furniture or furnishings you can think of!
The set is in excellent condition. Not likely to find these anywhere!