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Maple & Co

Maple & Co

Maple & Co.

Established in 1841, Maple & Co is a former, renowned British furniture manufacturer, originating in London. Following great success in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, the company had offices in European capitals and throughout South America. 

Founded by John Maple (1815 - 1900) in partnership with his former co-worker James Cook, their initial trade name in 1841 was as Cook & Maple. A decade later, the partnership was dissolved with Cook trading under his own name at a different London location. A few years after this, Maple continued as a family business with his son’s Blundell and Harry becoming partners in the firm. Given the rise in furniture production in the East End wholesale industry, West End sales shifted and companies such as Maple & Co would outsource a percentage of their range to factories such as Harris Lebus, founded a year earlier than Maple, in 1840.

Royal recognition followed, holding the title of Upholsterers by Special Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, continuing during the reign of George V. Through this association, Maple furnished several royal palaces and residences. Due to a change in tastes following World War II, the company began to face more challenging times, subsequently merging with Waring and Gillow in 1980, itself an amalgam of Waring of Liverpool and Gillows of Lancaster and London. After a further merger to become the Allied Maple Group, and a spell as part of the Asda supermarket chain, administration struck in 1997, upon which time they were rescued by Addlers retail group.

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