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Max McCance




Max McCance

Decorative Mallet made in Britain by Max McCance for AUTHOR Interiors

Regular price £86.67 Sale

From the workshop of Max McCance in rural Fife.

The handles on both the Purple Heart and Opepe mallets are made from Ash, which is the timber traditionally used for mallets. There are two options available:

Opepe mallet (lighter in colour): Spots of Ebony, Purple Heart and Maple.
Purple Heart mallet (purple colour): Spots of Ebony and Lignum Vitae (Latin for “wood of life”).

Select luxury gift wrapping in the BAG page for just £3.50 per gift or accessory ordered. We will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message for you which you can provide in the ‘notes' section at checkout

Free Standard UK-wide Delivery
on orders over £250 (Excludes international shipping, express delivery, where requested, and delivery of PIECES THAT REQUIRE SPECIALIST Carriage (e.g Particularly fragile or large items.) In these instances you must provide the Author team your contact details, and info about your order, via our contact form. We'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a shipping quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.)

We ship globally. For orders to an address outwith UK, contact us to arrange international shipping to USA, Australia, mainland Europe and beyond.


  • Length: 29cm
    Head width: 10cm
    Head diameter (depth): 3.4cm
    Shaft/ Handle width: 2.5cm
    Shaft/ Handle depth: 2.5cm

  • Up to two months, depending on Max’s schedule.

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and concierge despatch services, no request is too much trouble. Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss delivery. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you with an approx. lead-time and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift can be beautifully wrapped, just tick this option on the BAG page. Gift wrapping is a complimentary service to our AUTHOR Society members.

    UK orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location in the UK and the size/weight of the piece. International orders do incur a shipping cost which is calculated on size, weight and location of delivery address. An invoice will be sent separately from as little as £15. For further information please refer to our payment and delivery page.


  • Does not need to be oiled or waxed. Simply dust and clean with furniture spray.
Why we love this product

Bang on trend.

We adore the detailed, clever, witty designs of this maker’s furniture and sculptural objects. These witty mallets make a quirky, humorous conversation-starting accessory. Some of his mallets are designed to be used but these two are purely decorative pieces, not to be packed in the camping bag.

Max McCance makes the wooden mallets using offcuts of wood from other furniture projects, so a clever way of ensuring that valuable timber is not wasted. They are well weighted, and satisfying to pick up and hold. The detailing is, as with all the maker's work, finished to a very high standard.

These fun, humorous mallets would suit a landing window sill or study shelf. Perhaps place a mallet in the same room as the AUTHOR’s Own Hailes Spotty Stool.

What our customers say...

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