• Item: Butler’s Tray
• Circa: 1900
• Period: Edwardian
• Provenance: England
• Wood: Solid oak
• Quality single plank tray
• Over-sized design
• Front loading
• Original stand
• Ring turned legs
• Original webbing
• Original polish & patination
• Stunning quality
• Excellent original condition
• Free 14 day UK returns policy
This is a superb quality antique Edwardian oak butlers’ tray on a turned stand, circa 1900, in excellent original condition. This type of tray was used both on grand tours and campaigns, but also in wealthy houses for serving drinks. It boasts a top quality over sized front-loading tray. It is constructed of top quality single oak plank (sign of quality) and features a mitred joint construction, allowing the top to slot securely onto the stand, thus preventing it from sliding around. It is reasonably heavy (also a sign of quality) with a stunning colour & patination. The tray displays a turned spindle gallery to the sides and rear, including a central carved motif, including decorative finials in each of the corners. The tray sits on a very good quality turned oak-folding stand with connecting ring-turned stretchers for added strength. The height of the stand can be adjusted using two wooden turned screws on the base. What makes this an unusual and rare example is the fact that it features an over-sized single plank tray and the webbing straps and stand are original.
This item is a truly classic example from the Edwardian period. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed is second to none. It is rare to see an example, which not only is in excellent condition but also completely original.
The tray features a rich golden oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway to the living or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of history.
It is rare to see an example, which not only is in excellent condition but also is also completely original, even the original webbing to the stand. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed is second to none. There are no splits to the single plank top either. There are nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item and years of use. The stand is original, as well as the webbing. The wooden tray and stand are all sturdy. This item is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 88.7cm or 35” or 2ft 11”
Height (Tray Walls) = 17.8cm or 7”
Width (Tray) = 78.8cm or 31” or 2ft 7”
Depth (Tray) = 51cm or 20” or 1ft 8”
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Ref. Butlers Tray 5