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Brass Tray Queen Victoria Jubliee 1887 CC264
Brass Tray Queen Victoria Jubliee 1887 CC264
Original, quality circular pressed brass drinks tray with embossed rope twist designs to the outer rim and embossed to the base with Queen Victoria's Head & Crown, a garland of thistles, roses, shamrocks and significant dates" and "born, crowned, married & jubilee 1887". The detail is well worn but clear enough to be read and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

12" diam x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


1887 Commemorative Brass Tray CC245
Original, quality hand beaten rectangular shaped brass tray with a gallery all round and an embossed design to the panel with 'VR', a galleon ship in full sail and "1837 Jubilee 1887" and "Weymouth et Melcombe Regis" and The Crown to the top. A most unusual item issued to Commemorate Queen Victoria's 50 Years on The Throne, her Golden Jubilee. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

12.5" x 9.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 185.00


1887 Commemorative Brass Tray CC245



JS&S Brass Crumb Tray and Brush CT20
JS&S Brass Crumb Tray and Brush CT20
Original, quality circa 1900, brass crumb tray and brush in a serious Art Nouveau design. The reverse of the tray is impressed 'JS&S' for the maker J. Sankey & Sons and the registration number for the year 1901. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The brush has one small set of bristles missing but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. This is a super example and very usable with a tablecloth.

Tray 10.5" tall x 9.5" widest.

1.5" front to back.

Brush 13.5" long x 1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 78.00


Wicker Cutlery Tray CT15
Original, quality circa 1900, rectangular shaped wicker cutlery tray with a handle over the top and an old felt covered divider. No worm damage and complete and in good and working order.

6.75" tall.

12" x 8.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


Wicker Cutlery Tray CT15



Silver Plated Candle Snuffer Tray CT8
Silver Plated Candle Snuffer Tray CT8
Original, quality, 19th century, silver plated candle snuffer tray, with engraved decoration to the base and raised flower and leaf decoration around the edge of the tray. Complete and in good order.

10.25" x 4" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 36.00


Near Set of 3 Oak Filing Trays FC7
Original, quality pre-war near set of three matching oak filing trays, each with oak veneered plywood bottoms and honey-coloured oak sides, backs and fronts. The fronts have "cutaway" accesses and a brass label holder and each will stand on the other but not clip on etc. A very clean set in the original finish. Complete and in good and working order.

Tray = 14.75" x 10.5" plus 3" tall.

Stack total 9".

 
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Price: 125.00


Near Set of 3 Oak Filing Trays FC7



Leather Covered Filing Tray FC6
Leather Covered Filing Tray FC6
Original, quality pre-war light tan coloured leather covered desk top filing tray with inset cover. The upper surfaces have tooled gilt inlays and the undersides have the original marbled paper. General scuffs and rubs to the leather but no stains or damage and complete and in good and usable condition. The first we have seen in good order.

10.75" x 8.5" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Royal Exchange Insurance Pin Tray, 4 available FM22
Original, quality 1920's circular copper pin tray or wine coaster embossed to the centre with the coat of arms for "Royal Exchange Assurance". This heavy small tray is impressed "Made in England by Henry Jenkins & Sons Ltd Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.25" x 0.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Royal Exchange Insurance Pin Tray, 4 available FM22



Auckland Cricket Association Tray SG227
Auckland Cricket Association Tray SG227
Original, quality circular silver plated drinks tray with a decorated outer rim detailed to the reverse for the manufacturer "Walker & Hall" and "Reproduction of Old English Plate" and "mounts stamped from the original Boulton & Watt dies circa 1774". The front is engraved "Presented to The National Director of Coaching, Martin Horton In Appreciation. Auckland Association 1984". A very clean tray in near mint condition.

14.5" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Australia and England 1936 Cricket Tray SG226
Original, quality circular stainless steel drinks tray with a decorative rim and engraved facsimile signatures of presumably the Australian or England Cricket Teams of 1936 or some of each. A clean example. Complete and in good order.

10" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Australia and England 1936 Cricket Tray SG226



Butterfly Wings Drinks Tray T175
Butterfly Wings Drinks Tray T175
Original, quality small 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped inlaid mahogany tray with a glazed floor, decorated behind with a South American scene on a backing of Butterfly wings and detailed "Rio De Janeiro" (Brazil). The outer frame of the tray has a cutout handle to each end and the underside has a panel of plywood as a backing board. A very clean example complete and in good order. This tray has the original maker's label to the reverse.

14" x 8.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 125.00


Butterfly Wings Drinks Tray T174
Original, quality small 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped inlaid mahogany tray with a glazed floor, decorated behind with a South American scene on a backing of Butterfly wings and detailed "Rio De Janeiro" (Brazil). The outer frame of the tray has a cutout handle to each end and the underside has a panel of plywood as a backing board. A very clean example complete and in good order.

14" x 8.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 125.00


Butterfly Wings Drinks Tray T174



Small Engraved Brass Tray T173
Small Engraved Brass Tray T173
Original, quality 1920's circular brass drinks tray with a beaded outer rim and engraved designs showing wear. Ideal for drinks or calling cards on hall table. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

7.75" diam.

0.75".

 
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Price: 38.00


Hugh Wallis Oval Copper Tray T172
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped copper drinks tray with a later masonic inscription engraved to the centre of the upper surface detailing "Acorn & Rose Chapter No 5677 May 13th 1950" and with various masonic devices and coat of arms. This fine tray is marked "H.W." for the maker Hugh Wallis and has a typical slim rope twist raised gallery for this maker. The upper surface and gallery have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order.

19.5" x 13" x 1".

 
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Price: 300.00


Hugh Wallis Oval Copper Tray T172



Sheffield Plated Card Tray T170
Sheffield Plated Card Tray T170
Original, quality late 19th century small oval shaped copper tray with a brass bead to the outer rim and four bracket feet. This example was Sheffield plated and has a very faint engraving detailing "Private William Littler, winner of the 2nd prize sword competition B. Troop, Lancashire Hussars 1886". These sized trays were often used for calling cards on the hall table. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

10" x 7.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 78.00


JS&S Brass Drinks Tray T169
Original, quality 1920's circular brass drinks tray with a repeated Art Nouveau embossed design and detailed to the underside JS&S for the manufacturer ( Sankey & Sons ), "Solid Brass" and "Made in England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

Widest 12.25" dam.

1.25" tall.

Base 11" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


JS&S Brass Drinks Tray T169



Teachers Copper Whisky Tray T168
Teachers Copper Whisky Tray T168
Original, quality 1920's five sided copper drinks tray with a hammered finish to the outer rim and embossed "Teachers Highland Cream Perfection of Old Scotch Whisky" and "Wm. Teachers & Sons Ltd Distillers". A very clean example polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

12.5" diam x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


JS&S Copper Pin Tray T166
Original, quality 1920's copper pin tray in the outer form of a "Tudor Rose". The underside is stamped "Made in England", "JS&S" and "Solid Copper". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" diam.

0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


JS&S Copper Pin Tray T166



Arts & Crafts 1904 Copper Tray T164
Arts & Crafts 1904 Copper Tray T164
Original, quality large circular copper tray with a serious Arts & Crafts beaten design with a turned up outer rim with a bead and a central detail of the initials JH or JN and "1904". A super piece of repose work in super condition. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

20.5" diam.

1" front to back.

 
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Price: 300.00


Ruskin Wornum Copper Tray T163
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped copper drinks tray with a rolled over top to the shallow gallery and an overall beaten copper design. The underside is stamped for the maker "Ruskin Wornum" of the Newlyn School. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

16" x 10.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Ruskin Wornum Copper Tray T163



Newlyn Circular Copper Tray Barnstable T161
Newlyn Circular Copper Tray Barnstable T161
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's circular copper drinks tray with a hammered surface, a rolled over rim, an impressed petal form border and an impressed detail of The Parish Church of Barnstable to the centre. This fine example is also stamped to the front for the maker "Newlyn". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

12.5" diam x 0.75" tall.

 
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Price: 300.00


Borrowdale Stainless Steel Tray T160
Original, quality 1920's circular stainless steel drinks tray with a decorated rolled over outer rim and an Art & Crafts design to the centre. The reverse is impressed "LR1 Borrowdale, hand beaten stainless steel". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9.25" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Borrowdale Stainless Steel Tray T160



Engraved Oval Brass Drinks Tray T158
Engraved Oval Brass Drinks Tray T158
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped engraved brass drinks tray. This super example has detailed engraved designs around the border with a central feature and a raised outer rim embossed with a beaded design. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

20" x 15.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 156.00


Art Nouveau Copper Drinks Tray T157
Original, quality 1920's oval copper drinks tray with a dimpled hammered finish and a scalloped gallery all round. The upper surface is decorated with an Art Nouveau design, all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

22.5" x 10.5" x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Art Nouveau Copper Drinks Tray T157



Hugh Wallis Oval Brass Tray T155
Hugh Wallis Oval Brass Tray T155
Original, quality circa 1900, large cast brass drinks tray with a rope twist trim to the upturned rim, a pair of carrying handles to each end, an embossed holly leaves and berries detail to the centre, six flat bun feet to the underside and the 'HW' logo for the designer and maker Hugh Wallis. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Only tray 22.5" x 15.5" x 1.25".

Length including handles 24".

 
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Price: 185.00


Bakelite Tea Tray T154
Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped tea tray in flecked brown bakelite with curved ends and cut outs to each end for handgrips. This clean and unusual example has embossed ribbing to the upper surface and all is complete and in good and working order.

22" x 13" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Bakelite Tea Tray T154



Brass Visiting Card Tray T152
Brass Visiting Card Tray T152
Original, quality circa 1900, small pressed brass tray with decorative side handles and pin punch decorated with floral designs surrounding "Welcome" to the centre. This card was manufactured for use in the hallway for 'Visiting Cards'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9" x 5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Copper Drinks Tray T147
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's all copper tea / drinks tray of an unusual form. This super tray has serpentine shape sides to the longer lengths and concaves to the ends with convex shaped barley twist handles. The floor is embossed with designs of acanthus leaves and flowers and all is complete and in good order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

22" x 15" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 185.00


Copper Drinks Tray T147



JS&S Brass Drinks Tray T144
JS&S Brass Drinks Tray T144
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped sheet brass drinks / tea tray with a hammered finish to the floor, an Art Nouveau outer shape and side handles. The reverse is impressed "JS&SB" for the manufacturer "Joseph Sankey & Son". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Another identical tray but in copper may well be available ref code: T143.

Including handles 25.5" x 10.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 156.00


JS&S Copper and Brass Tray T142
Original, quality 1920's sheet copper drinks tray of an oval form with cast brass handles to each end. This super example has an embossed detail of apples and upcurved sides. The underside is impressed "JS&S" for the manufacturer Joseph Sankey & Sons, "Made in England" and "Solid Copper". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Including handles 17.75" x 11.75" plus 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


JS&S Copper and Brass Tray T142



Sheffield Plated Small Card Tray T141
Sheffield Plated Small Card Tray T141
Original, quality mid 19th century small Sheffield plated visiting card tray, with a rope twist outer rim, four bracket feet and traces of the original Sheffield plate to the underside. The upper surface is now in polished copper and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is now complete and in good and working order.

7" x 5.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Keswick Staybrite Circular Tray T137
Original, quality 1920's circular stainless steel drinks tray with a rolled over the top rim with a diagonal line detail and stamped to the underside of the rim "K.S.I.A" for "Keswick School of International Arts" and "Firth Staybrite". Complete and in good order.

13" diam x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Keswick Staybrite Circular Tray T137



Arts & Crafts Small Brass Tray T132
Arts & Crafts Small Brass Tray T132
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped small brass tray, probably for visiting cards. This example with an Arts & Crafts feel has a shaped gallery and a totally beaten bottom surface. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9.25" x 7.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Newlyn Type Copper Coaster T127
Original, quality 1920's circular copper pin tray or bottle coaster with turned up outer rim and the embossed detail of a cormorant on a rock with the sea and sky behind. This definitely has the signs of a Newlyn piece of copperwork but is not marked as such. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.75" diam.

0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 156.00


Newlyn Type Copper Coaster T127



Copper Johnnie Walker Tray, 4 available T107
Copper Johnnie Walker Tray, 4 available T107
Original, quality 1920's, circular copper drinks tray embossed with a scene of Johnnie Walker striding along the pavement and detailed "Born Eighteen Twenty Still Going Strong". The turned over outer rim is embossed in Art Nouveau form, upper cased text "Johnnie Walker". The top surface has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

13.25" diameter x 0.75".

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Price: 65.00


Galleon Copper Tray T85
Original, quality 1930's circular copper drinks tray, with a scalloped rim and a hand beaten design of a galleon to the tray, with a background of bubbles. Stamped to the reverse "Handmade". This example was probably made by 'J and F Pool of Hayle in Cornwall' and it has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

11.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Galleon Copper Tray T85



Art Nouveau Brass Pin Tray T77
Art Nouveau Brass Pin Tray T77
Original, quality, small, circular brass tray with an upturned edge, four shaped cut outs and an engraved design of a maiden with prickly pear cacti, all in an Art Nouveau style. Probably circa 1900/1920's. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order.

5.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Galleried Copper Tray T76
Original, quality, rectangular shaped copper tea tray, circa 1900, with a deep shaped gallery and an engraved border to the base, of an Art Nouveau form. A chunky and useful tray, lacquered, complete and in good order.

19.5" x 14" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Galleried Copper Tray T76



6 Matching Pieces Ebony Dressing Table Accessories T40
6 Matching Pieces Ebony Dressing Table Accessories T40
Six matching pieces 1920's of ebony boudoir accessories comprising rectangular tray, pair of candlesticks, hair tidy and another container both with screw off tops and a pin cushion. All apart from the tray are impressed "Real Ebony" and all are complete and in good order.

Tray 11" x 6.5" x 1.25".

Candlesticks 4 7/8" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 115.00