• Item: Butlers’ Tray
• Circa: 1830
• Period: George IV / Regency
• Provenance: England
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Single plank tray (sign of quality)
• Over-sized design
• Shaped side carrying handles
• Front 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 fine quality antique George IV Regency mahogany butlers’ tray on a turned stand, circa 1830, 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 with shaped side carrying handles. As it is constructed of top-quality mahogany with a dovetail construction, it is reasonably heavy (a sign of quality) with a stunning colour & patination. The base is constructed of a single mahogany plank (another sign of quality). The tray sits on a very good quality turned mahogany-folding stand with connecting ring-turned stretchers for added strength. What makes this an unusual and rarer example is the fact that it features an over-sized tray and the webbing straps to the stand are original.
This drinks tray and table are a classic example from the late Georgian / Regency period. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed is second to none. It is rare to see an example, which is not only in excellent condition, but also completely original.
The item features 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 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 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 butlers’ drinks tray and stand is in excellent original condition. 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. There are no splits to the 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 wooden tray and stand are both sturdy. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height (with tray on stand) = 93.5cm or 36⅞” or 3ft ⅞”
Tray Width = 78.5cm or 30⅞” or 2ft 6⅞”
Tray Depth = 60.9cm or 24” or 2ft
Stand Width = 77cm or 30⅜” or 2ft 6⅜”
Stand Depth = 55.8cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
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