A fine and important Georgian mahogany Tray of exceptionally large size.

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Object Description

The everted lip with an ogee moulded edge around a rich patinated surface. The 67 x 68 cm measurement a guarantee of 18th century origin due to natural shrinkage of the timber since being turned.

In immaculate condition, this is the largest tray we have ever seen.

The earliest records refer to trays as ‘Voyders’, used to clear dining rooms during the interval between the meal and the ensuing entertainments, a period known as the ‘Void’ which was also used to describe the pudding, taken informally with a gentle stroll.

When ‘New French’ replaced ‘Old French’ by 1600 the word for clearing the room was ‘Desert’ as was the pudding while adopting the Old English word ‘Trig’ for a wooden board.

Circa 1765

Diameter: 26” x 261/3” (66cm x 67cm)

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