This is a beautiful English Art Nouveau silver plated dressing table tray, circa 1890 in date.
The tray has the hallmarks of the Sheffield-based silversmiths Lee and Wigfull (L&WS).
The tray is oval in shape, with lobed sides and raised edges. It features elegant flowers and leaves in the classical Art Nouveau manner.
A highly versatile item, this tray could also be used for pens or business cards.
The quality and craftsmanship throughout the piece are truly second to none.
In excellent condition, with no dents, demage or repair. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 1 x Width 31 x Depth 24
Dimensions in inches:
Height 0.4 x Width 12.2 x Depth 9.4
LEE & WIGFULL (SHEFFIELD) LTD, Sheffield
George S. Lee was active in Charlotte Street Works, Sheffield, together with Henry Wigfull.
The firm was described as Manufacturing Silversmith, Electro Plater and Britannia Metal Smith.
The partnership between George Shadford Lee and Henry Wigfull was dissolved in 1870. The business was continued by Henry Wigfull under the same style and address (John Street Works, Sheffield).
The firm was converted in 1899 into a limited liability company under the style of Lee & Wigfull (Sheffield) Ltd. The firm used the trade mark INSIGNIA PLATE
Our reference: 09501