This antique decorated metal tray has bronze stencil and gold leaf decoration. The motif are large leaves, along with delicate floral sprays.
All original. Note the rectangular section in the middle due to the applications of varnish only over the areas that were decorated.
Probably English, ca. 1845
Condition: Fair. Crazing and oxidation as expected, some paint losses and rust (particularly at one end). No touchups or restorations.
Size: Approximately 24 1/2" x 18 1/2"
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.