Circa 1890. A large late Victorian walnut mirror back sideboard. The monumental back with dentil design in the cornice with a large arched section with a well carved shell in the centre. The back with bevel edge mirror with two large fluted columns with carved capitals on the top, and a shelf towards the base which is braced by ribbed brackets. Large polished surface with various moulded edges, in the base is a configuration of two long drawers flanked by two smaller drawers. The large drawer has another drawer of similar size beneath. Beneath the bottom drawer is an open space with a shaped apron. Two cupboards with profusely carved doors, maker’s label on the inside one of the doors ‘Maple & Co Ltd, London and Paris’. Beneath the doors is further moulding, a shaped frieze and the whole piece rests on bracket feet.
- Maple & Co, Mirrored-back, Sideboard