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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 163

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY OVAL BUTLER'S TRAY

    CIRCA 1763

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY OVAL BUTLER'S TRAY
    CIRCA 1763
    With four hinged flaps, each with a pierced carrying-handle, with later underframe
    35¼ x 30 in. (89.5 x 76 cm.), open


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    Two butler's trays of nearly identical design were probably supplied to William, 5th Earl of Dumfries by Thomas Chippendale for Dumfries House, Ayrshire. They are likely to be those recorded in Chippendale's 1763 bill as one of '2 large mahogany Butler's Trays, £1.3'.

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