Edwardian period Sheraton revival inlaid satinwood desk with leather writing surface. Signature Sheraton shapely rectangular surface design with left and right front rounded corners, below the writing surface are three graduating rounded drawers on either side flanking a rectangular centered drawer above a book shelf with knee hole. Drawers with crossbanding, inlaid neoclassical Sheraton style motifs (noted below), swan neck brass hardware, supported on six tapering square legs ending in brass sabots and wheels.
Center drawer engraved on inside edge "Maple & Co., a world renowned cabinet maker and retailer on Tottenham Court Road in London. Prestigious emporium recognized as an institution, a symbol of quality and respectability. The height of their success was during the late Victorian and Edwardian period.
Examples of this shapely design are sketched in Thomas Sheraton, "The Cabinet Maker and Upholsters Drawing Book" (London, 1793) see noted pages below. English designer Thomas Sheraton (1785-1820), recognized for his neoclassical designs with delicate straight lines, light construction, contrasting veneers and neoclassical motifs and ornamentation. Sheraton, Thomas (London, 1793) The Cabinetmaker and Upholsters Drawing Book. p.461/812 (sideboard); p. 553/812 (ladies dressing table); p.592/812; (inlaid ornamentation); p.781/812 (borders).
Place of Origin -London
Period - Circa 1905
Dimensions - H 23.75 in. x W 55.75 in. x D 16.25 in.
Condition - Excellent, wear consistent with age and use.