• Item: Butlers’ Tray
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Early Victorian
• Provenance: England
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Two plank tray
• Over-sized design
• Shaped side carrying handles
• Front loading
• Original webbing to hinged stand
• Original polish & patination
• Stunning quality
• Excellent original condition
• Free 14 day UK returns policy
This is a superb quality antique early Victorian mahogany butlers’ tray on a turned stand, circa 1850, 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 two planks of mahogany (another sign of quality). The tray sits on a very good quality turned mahogany-folding stand with a connecting ring-turned stretcher for added strength. What makes this an unusual and more rare example is the fact that it features an over-sized tray and the webbing straps to the stand are original.
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 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 a great investment, as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
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 second to none. 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 all sturdy. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height (Tray Walls) = 94.5cm or 37¼” or 3ft 1¼”
Height (Walls Base) = 11.2cm or 4⅜”
Width (Tray = 80cm or 31½” or 2ft 7½”
Depth (Tray) = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
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