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Vintage English Chinoiserie Painted, Gilded Octagonal English Tray Coffee, England circa 1910

A rare and unique painted wood vintage English tray coffee table of octagon shape embellished with a gilded Chinoiserie design from the Edwardian period circa 1910 now placed on custom stand.  This tray was originally used for serving dessert, coffee and tea at Lodge Hill House in Sheringham, Norfolk. The tray has a piercing through the timber that provide hand holds for easy transport while serving anywhere inside or outside the house. A handsome profile with a rounded upper and lower border that contains a recessed solid panel in between the edges. Because the tray was meant to be seen from any direction they are fully painted on the outer and inner surfaces. The vertical rims are adorned with vibrant gilded calligraphy. Please use the zoom feature offered on our website to see the distinctively different scenes in gilding in the interior. The tray depicts Chinese figures in a landscape each scene is set with enchanting architectural embellishments and feature a couple strolling in the setting. Because of the angular shape of the trays the stands were designed in a complementary fashion with straight tapered legs joined by an "X" shaped stretcher that provides structural support while being visually pleasing. The tray stand has also been hand painted and complete the ensemble. The elegant size of this tray and the height of the stand ensures its easy use as side table placed at either end of a sofa. No matter where its placed in an interior its unusual colour and design ensure it will be a notable element in the design of a room. (Please see EEJ119A for similar table suitable for a pair).

# EEJ119B

DIMENSIONS

18.50" w x 18.50" d x 24.00" h

46.99cm w x 46.99cm d x 60.96cm h

$3,286.00

A rare and unique painted wood English tray coffee table of octagon shape embellished with a different gilded Chinoiserie design from the Edwardian period circa 1910 now placed on custom stand.  This tray was originally used for serving dessert, coffee and tea and retain a paper label on the reverse side of one try identifying it as belonging to Lodge Hill House in Sheringham, Norfolk. The tray has a piercing through the timber that provide hand holds for easy transport while serving anywhere inside or outside the house. A handsome profile with a rounded upper and lower border that contains a recessed solid panel in between the edges. Because the tray was meant to be seen from any direction they are fully painted on the outer and inner surfaces. The vertical rims are adorned with vibrant gilded calligraphy. Please use the zoom feature offered on our website to see the distinctively different scenes in gilding in the interior. The tray depicts Chinese figures in a landscape each scene is set with enchanting architectural embellishments and feature a couple strolling in the setting. Because of the angular shape of the trays the stands were designed in a complementary fashion with straight tapered legs joined by an "X" shaped stretcher that provides structural support while being visually pleasing. The tray stand has also been hand painted and complete the ensemble. The elegant size of this tray and the height of the stand ensures its easy use as side table placed at either end of a sofa. No matter where its placed in an interior its unusual colour and design ensure it will be a notable element in the design of a room. (Please see EEJ119A for similar table suitable for a pair).