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Max McCance




Max McCance

Decorative Mallet made in Britain by Max McCance for AUTHOR Interiors

Regular price £87 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 BAG and, for £3.50 per gift 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 at no extra cost, which you can provide in the 'notes' section in CHECKOUT.


  • 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. Please do get in touch to see as Max may have some in stock ready for immediate despatch.

    Orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Excludes fragile or large pieces flagged as requiring specialist carriage; in these instances you must provide the AUTHOR team your contact details, and info about your order via our contact form and we'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a delivery quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.


  • If you are ordering for delivery to an international address, you can check-out now and buy online in your local currency to secure your purchase, which will be zero VAT rated thereby reducing the price you pay by 20%. Currency conversion charges apply. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you promptly to complete your order by providing a shipping estimate, which will be charged separately by AUTHOR. Be assured, AUTHOR have negotiated competitive international shipping costs from reliable couriers. Please note, you may need to account for import VAT, duties/customs to the country being delivered to; AUTHOR is here to help with this. If you want to talk to the Author team first before ordering, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging international delivery.


  • 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.