C. 20’s Gesso Tray with Ornate French Silk Ribbon Roses & Beadwork

You are looking at a stunning C. 20's glass covered gold gilt gesso tray, which features magnificent French silk ribbon work. This tray is far prettier in person than in my photos.

There is a beaded basket, which has an abundance of multi-color pink ribbon roses cascading out of it; two light blue silk ribbon bows with scrolling ribbon surround a portion of the roses.

The cream color fabric background has a ribbed look, but I'm not sure what type of fabric it is, but it is strong/sturdy looking.

The decorative gold gilt gesso frame features two handles. There is a cardboard backing which appears to be original, with four small hard rubber feet to protect the table from scuffs. There are small gold nails holding the cardboard in place.

The overall condition is very good, with the following to note: there are two areas on the cream fabric where it has split slightly; one area at the top has four small slits and the other is on the lower left side & is quite small. There is slight pulling of fabric next to one rose in the center (see close up of roses). The fabric has darkened slightly on each side; please note it appears darker in the photo than in person. There are specks of gold gilt under the glass, mainly on the left side and bottom. Since the cardboard backing is nailed on the back and not glued, there are small open areas. You could try and shake them out or decide just to leave it as is. It certainly does not detract from the overall look.

The tray is 14 X 11 ¾ without the handles and approx. 15 ½" across with the handles. It is approx. 1 7/8" deep.

This vintage tray is spectacular in every way.


Item ID: 1207

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