These were so popular in the mid to late Victorian era and on through early 1900s, Edwardian, as people began to explore their world a bit in the Grand Tour era. The Chinoise, Orientalist movements in art and decorating were at a height by about 1850. We think this carved tray comes more from the Edwardian era, however. Hand carved, lovely and a fine one for a couple crystal bar decanters and your goblets on a side table, or vanity items - you decide. I will say, there is a slight warp to this one and you’ll need to put a slightly raised layer of felt protectors on one side of one under board to get it to rest completely level on the tabletop. A simple fix, but might make it a nicer one to sit countertop rather than be lifter and taken around in service by hands. That said, lovely, no chips, no cracks, no breaks, and a great shape and size.
Very good condition for age and type, with a nod to that slightly uneven rest to it (some warp) when resting tabletop without any sort of silicone or felt riser you’ll need to get it to sit level. A very simple fix, but bears mention. The tray is 23.5” long, handles on each side, and is a very appealing elongated rectangular form that is 10” in width, and overall, 1.75” in depth. Lovely old patina to the word, and a particularly beautiful “scale” pattern to that interior lip, don’t you agree?
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