Mahogany Early 19th Century Georgian Antique Oval Butlers Tray On Stand

August 15, 2019 4:56 pm Published by

A Very Good Quality George III Period Mahogany Oval Butlers
Tray Of Unusual Panelled Construction With Folding Sides 
Retaining Unusual Original Hinges Housed On Later Square
Leg Mahogany Stand

(Always a good answer to the age old problem of their  
being no such thing as what we regard a coffee table 
these days in the 18th and 19th centuries. They simply 
didn’t make coffee tables at that height. As is the case  
with most of these that you will see, this butlers tray has 
been removed from it’s original folding waist height stand 
and placed onto a stand of lower height to make it into 
an extremely useful coffee table. The stand is well executed
and was probably made at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. 
The tray itself has some extremely unusual hinges which appear
to almost be double sided and also the panelled construction is of
two slightly larger panels, as opposed to the usual four 
smaller panels which again is a nice feature and slightly 
different to the norm) 

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