This is a fine quality antique English set of three graduated Victorian papier mâché trays, in the chinoiserie manner, inlaid with mother of pearl, circa 1840, in good original condition.
• Item: Drinks trays
• Circa: 1840
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Papier Mâché construction
• Rectangular shape
• Raised escalloped border
• Depicts traditional Oriental scene
• Gilt painted border decoration & scenery
• Mother-of-pearl inlay
• Ideal for drinks trays / decorative display
• Stunning craftsmanship
• Completely original
• Exceptional quality
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English set of three graduated Victorian papier mâché trays, in the chinoiserie manner, inlaid with mother of pearl, circa 1840, in good original condition. The trays are constructed of papier mâché, decorated in the style of chinoiserie, which was fashionable at the time. The rectangular trays are decorated with a finely gilded motifs, with a raised escalloped border, encompassing a painted traditional oriental scene, which incorporates profuse mother-of-pearl inlay. The detail in the painted gilt work craftsmanship is stunning. These trays are very decorative. Ideal for use as either drink’s trays or for decorative display around the home. They are solid and ready-to-use.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living or dining room. The trays would certainly grace any home or office and would be a great investment, as they are extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own such a lovely piece.
Large Tray Dimensions:
Width = 80.6cm or 31¾” or 2ft 7¾”
Depth = 62.2cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
Medium Tray Dimensions:
Width = 63.4cm or 25” or 2ft 1”
Depth = 49.3cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
Small Tray Dimensions:
Width = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Depth = 33.8cm or 13⅜” or 1ft 1⅜”
The price for this item is £975, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.
Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.
Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.
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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.
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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.
Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.
Please visit the Yola Gray website at www.yolagray.com for further items and information.