Category: Other Travel Items
A mahogany, brass bound Butler's Tray.
The Tray has cut out handles to the sides and a base board that overhangs as a moulding. The brass strap work would strengthen the corner joints and they have weathered with age. Butler's Trays were practical pieces of furniture offering an extra surface where needed when set on an X frame stand. It's probable that this tray originally had a stand to support it. Mid 19th Century.