• Item: Drinks tray
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Papier Mâché construction
• Rectangular shape
• Raised escalloped border
• Depicts floral arrangement
• Gilt painted border foliate decoration
• Ideal for drinks tray / decorative display
• Stunning craftsmanship
• Completely original
• Exceptional quality
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian ebonised papier mâché tray, in the chinoiserie manner, depicting a floral arrangement, circa 1860, in good original condition. The tray is constructed of papier mâché and decorated with a finely gilded foliate motifs on a raised escalloped border, encompassing a painted floral arrangement, flanked by further floral details in each corner, which incorporates gorgeous attention to detail. The detail in the painted gilt work is also stunning. The tray is decorative and ideal for use as either a drink’s tray or for ornamental display in the home. It is solid and ready-to-use.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living or dining room. The tray would certainly grace any home or office and would be a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own such a lovely piece.
Width = 80.2cm or 31½” or 2ft 7½”
Depth = 60.8cm or 24” or 2ft
The drinks tray is in good original condition. There is some ware to the escalloped corners on either side. Minor old use marks, scuffs, scratches and general ageing to the finish are present to the trays; it has evidently been used over the years (please see photos), but nothing significant considering their age. However, it remains a very attractive rare piece which is perfectly usable. There are no splits to the trays. The detail in the painted gilt work and mother-of-pearl inlay is intact and shows that the craftsmanship is second to none. It is solid in joint and ready to use.
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