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Antique English Victorian Ebonised Chinoiserie Floral Papier Mâché Drinks Butlers Tray (circa 1860)


£475 | $632 USD | €538 EUR
Item Number: SA709903
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
This antique has been viewed 16 times in the past month with the most views from the United Kingdom.


This is a fine quality antique English Victorian ebonised papier mâché tray, in the chinoiserie manner, depicting a floral arrangement, circa 1860, in good original condition.

• Item: Drinks tray
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Papier Mâché construction
• Rectangular shape
• Raised escalloped border
• Depicts floral arrangement
• Gilt painted border foliate decoration
• Ideal for drinks tray / 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 Victorian ebonised papier mâché tray, in the chinoiserie manner, depicting a floral arrangement, circa 1860, in good original condition. The tray is constructed of papier mâché and decorated with a finely gilded foliate motifs on a raised escalloped border, encompassing a painted floral arrangement, flanked by further floral details in each corner, which incorporates gorgeous attention to detail. The detail in the painted gilt work is also stunning. The tray is decorative and ideal for use as either a drink’s tray or for ornamental display in the home. It is solid and ready-to-use.

Width = 80.2cm or 31½” or 2ft 7½”
Depth = 60.8cm or 24” or 2ft

Condition Report:
The drinks tray is in good original condition. There is some ware to the escalloped corners on either side. Minor old use marks, scuffs, scratches and general ageing to the finish are present to the trays; it has evidently been used over the years (please see photos), but nothing significant considering their age. However, it remains a very attractive rare piece which is perfectly usable. There are no splits to the trays. The detail in the painted gilt work and mother-of-pearl inlay is intact and shows that the craftsmanship is second to none. It is solid in joint and ready to use.

The price for this item is £475, 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. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

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Please contact us on 01829 458 070 or 07960 738 212 to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please email:
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 0 cm (0.0")
Width = 80.2 cm (31.6")
Depth = 60.8 cm (23.9")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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