Late Victorian Silver Plated Serving Tray
In the 18th and 19th and 20th centuries elaborate serving pieces were used in the dining rooms of wealthy households. Food would be brought from the kitchens by the staff and placed on buffet servers at the side of the room, a butler or footman would then serve the food from the serving pieces. These pieces would come in all manner of materials and styles including silver, silver plated and porcelain.
This is a French, silver plated serving plate with 3 divided sections for serving such as vegetables.
It would have been used in a large country or townhouse for serving food at elaborate dinners and parties. This would also be found in the hotels and restaraunts of the day.
There is no wear to the silver plate but it does have several small faint scratches, these would have occured over time where the spoon and tongs touch the tray when serving.
Dimensions: 36cm long x 24cm deep