• Item: Butlers’ Tray
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Early Victorian
• Provenance: England
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Single plank tray (sign of quality)
• No ring / water marks to tray top surface
• Pierced side carrying handles
• Side loading
• Original webbing to hinged stand
• Lovely mellow colour
• Excellent polish finish & patination
• Stunning quality
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique early Victorian mahogany butlers’ drinks tray on stand, with a single-plank top, circa 1860, in excellent 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 front-loading tray with pierced shaped side carrying handles. As it is constructed with a single plank of top quality mahogany with a dovetail construction, this is a sign of superior quality, with a stunning colour & patination. The base is constructed of a single mahogany plank (another sign of quality). The tray sits on a good quality block shaped mahogany-folding stand with a connecting ring-turned stretcher for additional strength. The tray and stand are original to each other. The tray has been French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. There are no ring / water marks on the tray top surface. The hessian webbing has been renewed on the stand to ensure it is sturdy and fit for purpose.
This tray and table is a truly classic example from the early Victorian period. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed second to none. It is rare to see an example, which not only is in excellent condition but also completely original.
The item features a mellow mahogany colour. 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 butlers drinks 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 a great investment, as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This Victorian mahogany butlers’ tray and stand are in excellent condition. The tray and stand are original to each other. The tray has been French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. There are no ring / water marks on the tray top surface. The hessian webbing has been renewed on the stand to ensure it is sturdy and fit for purpose. There are nominal old use marks to the leading edges and top but nothing significant considering the age of the item and years of use. There are no splits to the top either. The wooden tray and stand are both sturdy. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height (including tray walls) = 85.6cm or 33¾” or 2ft 9¾”
Tray Width = 75.9cm or 29⅞” or 2ft 5⅞”
Tray Depth = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
Stand Width (Open) = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Stand Depth = 45.8cm or 18” or 1ft 6”
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