• Item: Georgian Butlers Serving Tray
• Circa: 1820
• Period: George IV
• Provenance: England
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Single plank tray (sign of quality)
• Over-sized design
• Shaped side carrying handles
• Side loading
• Original webbing to hinged stand
• Folding ring turned legs on stand
• Original polish & patination
• Stunning quality
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a good quality antique Georgian butlers serving tray, constructed of mahogany, on a bar-shaped stand, circa 1820, in good original condition. This type of tray was used both on grand tours and campaigns, but also in wealthy houses for serving drinks. It features a good quality large side-loading tray, with shaped side carrying handles. Constructed with fine quality mahogany with a dovetail construction, it is reasonably heavy (a sign of quality) with an original stunning colour & patination. The original cabinetmakers’ label remains but the ink is work, so we don’t know who the maker was. The base of the Georgian butlers serving tray is constructed from a single mahogany plank (another sign of quality). The tray is supported by new webbed straps, on a good quality bar-shaped mahogany-folding stand, with uniting ring-turned stretchers for additional support. What makes this an unusual and rarer example is the fact that it features a good-sized tray. This tray and table are a classic example from the late Georgian period and it boasts a stunning colour and patination.
The Georgian butlers serving tray boasts a rich red mahogany 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 beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout.
This Georgian butlers serving tray would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway to 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 on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This is a good quality antique Georgian butlers serving tray, constructed of mahogany, on a bar-shaped stand, circa 1820, in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the tray top and leading edges and age-related shrinkage to the singe-plank tray top, but nothing significant, considering its age and years of use. The Georgian butlers serving tray boasts an excellent colour and patination, having ben wax-polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard. The wooden stand has been fitted with new webbing straps, to ensure sufficient tray support. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Total Height = 73.2cm / 28⅞” / 2ft 4⅞”
Tray Height = 9.5cm / 3¾”
Tray Width = 76.5cm / 30⅛”/ 2ft 6⅛”
Tray Depth = 50.4cm / 19⅞”/ 1ft 7⅞”
Base Height = 64.5cm / 25⅜”/ 2ft 1⅜”
Base Width (Feet) = 68cm / 26¾”/ 2ft 2¾”
Base Depth = 50cm / 19¾”/ 1ft 7¾”
Base Folded Height = 90cm / 35½”/ 2ft 11½”
Base Folded Width = 9cm / 3½”
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