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Antique & Large Mahogany Serving Tray with Intarsia Shell Inlay & Brass Handles
Located in Lisse, NL
Practical and decorative, large serving tray. If you are looking for a large, stylish, decorative and good quality antique serving tray then this Fine example could be the one for...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Etched Murano Glass Mirrored Tray with Bronze Handles
Located in Bochum, NRW
Etched Murano glass mirrored tray with bronze handles. Beautiful Italian serving or vanity tray, with a wonderful torchon edge in clear Murano glass twisted with green (style techni...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Dorothy Thorpe Etched Mirrored Glass Tray with Lucite Handles
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in New York, NY
A vintage serving tray, produced sometime between the 1940s and 1950s by designer Dorothy Thorpe, with glass mirror tray, beautifully decorated with layered etchings of floral design...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Lucite, Mirror

Art Nouveau Six Shot Glasses and Pewter Handled Serving Tray Set, 1920s
Located in Barntrup, DE
An adorable French Art Nouveau seven pieces set consisting of six green-brown shot glasses with decorative parallel cuts from the middle to the bottom and a handled serving tray made...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Glass

Materials

Pewter

21st Century Wood and Glass Handle "Horse" Tray
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
21st century and new wood and glass rectangular "Horse" tray. This solid wood with faux age finish cutout handle tray features, a black and white "sepia" printed photograph of a grou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Serving Pieces

Materials

Glass, Wood

Folk Art Glass and Wood Tray with Inlay and Leather Handles
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handmade oval Oak perimeter tray with glass base, each end showcases inlay details creating flowers - the leather handles are attached with brass screw-in brass for carrying. Handles...
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20th Century Folk Art Barware

Materials

Glass, Wood

Faux Bamboo Chrome and Glass Decorative Tray with Handles
By Labarge
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo chrome large serving tray with handles.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Chrome

Rectangular Tray with Horn Handles
By Petri Firenze
Located in Milan, IT
This sophisticated tray of the exclusive Horn collection by Petri Firenze is entirely handcrafted of silver plated brass. Showcased on a coffee table, bedroom dresser or bar cabinet,...
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2010s Italian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver, Brass

  • Rectangular Tray with Horn Handles
  • Rectangular Tray with Horn Handles
  • Rectangular Tray with Horn Handles
  • Rectangular Tray with Horn Handles
H 3.55 in. W 18.51 in. D 14.18 in.
Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
By Argosy Designs
Located in Treadwell, NY
Individually stamped and numbered, these one of a kind presentation trays feature patinated brass handles with a satin finish lacquer top coat. Each wooden slab is has its own unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
H 1.75 in. W 32.75 in. D 9.5 in.
Oak Tray with Antique Brass Handles
By Argosy Designs
Located in Treadwell, NY
Individually stamped and numbered, these one of a kind presentation trays feature patinated brass handles with a satin finish lacquer top coat. Each wooden slab is has its own unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Oak Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Oak Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Oak Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Oak Tray with Antique Brass Handles
H 2.75 in. W 28.5 in. D 5.25 in.
Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
By Argosy Designs
Located in Treadwell, NY
Individually stamped and numbered, these one of a kind presentation trays feature patinated brass handles with a satin finish lacquer top coat. Each wooden slab is has its own unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
H 1.50 in. W 35.38 in. D 11.25 in.
Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
By Argosy Designs
Located in Treadwell, NY
Individually stamped and numbered, these one of a kind presentation trays feature patinated brass handles with a satin finish lacquer top coat. Each wooden slab is has its own unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
H 1.50 in. W 32.25 in. D 5.63 in.
Oval Tray with Malachite-Like Handles
By Franco Lapini
Located in Milan, IT
This oval tray is made of metal with a silver-plated finish that gives it a cool, precious glow. The classic design and exquisite craftsmanship make it an ideal object of functional ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Silver Plate

Oval Tray with Malachite-Like Handles
H 1.97 in. W 25.99 in. D 13.78 in.
Oval Tray with Carbon Fiber Handles
By Franco Lapini
Located in Milan, IT
Classic and sophisticated, this tray will complement an elegant decor and can be used in the dining room or living room, either alone or combined with other pieces by the same design...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Oval Tray with Carbon Fiber Handles
H 1.97 in. W 21.26 in. D 16.54 in.
Spectacular Modern Flair Footed Serving Tray Smoke Glass with Ruby Red Handles
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in National City, CA
Modernist oval serving dish footed tray in smoke glass with ruby red glass handles Fabulous modern design with carry handles and matching feet. In the style of Seguso Vetri d'Arte. ...
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1990s Unknown Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Glass

English Sheffield Plated Barware Tray / Side Handles
Located in Hudson, NY
English sheffield silver plated barware / tableware serving tray with side handles and interior design details. The tray is in great condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use. ...
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Vintage 1930s English Barware

Materials

Silver Plate, Copper

19th Century French Polished Brass and Glass Oval Tray with Handles
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century French polished brass and glass oval tray with handles.
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Antique 19th Century French Platters and Serveware

Materials

Brass

Light Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
By Argosy Designs
Located in Treadwell, NY
Individually stamped and numbered, these one of a kind presentation trays feature patinated brass handles with a satin finish lacquer top coat. Each wooden slab is has its own unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Light Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Light Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Light Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
  • Light Mahogany Tray with Antique Brass Handles
H 1.75 in. W 30.75 in. D 6.75 in.
Oval Tray with Malachite-Like Handles
By Franco Lapini
Located in Milan, IT
This oval tray is made of metal with a silver plated finish that gives it a cool, precious glow. The Classic design and exquisite craftsmanship make it an ideal object of functional ...
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2010s Italian Renaissance Revival Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate

  • Oval Tray with Malachite-Like Handles
  • Oval Tray with Malachite-Like Handles
  • Oval Tray with Malachite-Like Handles
  • Oval Tray with Malachite-Like Handles
H 1.97 in. W 25.99 in. D 13.78 in.
Oval Tray with Carbon Fiber Handles
By Franco Lapini
Located in Milan, IT
Classic and sophisticated, this tray will complement an elegant decor and can be used in the dining room or living room, either alone or combined with other pieces by the same design...
Category

2010s Italian Renaissance Revival Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate, Other

  • Oval Tray with Carbon Fiber Handles
  • Oval Tray with Carbon Fiber Handles
  • Oval Tray with Carbon Fiber Handles
  • Oval Tray with Carbon Fiber Handles
H 1.97 in. W 21.26 in. D 16.54 in.
2 Petite Stainless Steel Serving Trays Handle Dish Side Tray Made Italy
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: 2 Petite Serving Trays, Handled Dish Side Trays from Italy in Stainless Steel. Sold as a set. Easy carry handle. Marked on underside. Made in Italy. Vintage Mid...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Large Rectangular Tray with Chinese Enamel Handles
By Franco Lapini
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant rectangular tray will be a sophisticated addition to a classically decorated home. Its generous size makes it a versatile object that can also be used as centerpiece. Th...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Large Rectangular Tray with Chinese Enamel Handles
H 2.37 in. W 23.63 in. D 16.54 in.
English Plated Crocodile Interior / Side Handles Barware Tray
Located in Hudson, NY
English silver plated high bordered gallery crocodile interior / side handles with design details barware / tableware serving tray. The tray is in excellent condition, maker's mark u...
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Vintage 1920s English Barware

Materials

Silver Plate, Copper

Midcentury Rectangular Stainless Steel Serving Tray Orange Bakelite Handles
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury rectangular stainless steel serving tray with orange Bakelite handles. Measures: 20.5" high x 13".
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Vintage 1930s American Tableware

Materials

Steel

Vintage Large Emerald Green Florentine Tray with Handles
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage large emerald green florentine tray with handles. Stamped: Made in Italy.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Hollywood Regency Serving Pieces

Materials

Gold Leaf

Modern Round Capiz Shell and Pewter Branch Handles Decorative Tray, Serving Tray
Located in Miami, FL
Charming round serving or decorative tray made out of capiz shells over pewter. The handles are crafted as whimsical tree branches and it rests on 4 ball feet. This tray is incredi...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Pewter

Large Rectangular Sheffield Serving Tray with Handles
By Sheffield
Located in Bochum, NRW
Early 20th century English large rectangular Sheffield tray with handles. Serving tray in silver metal, the center chiseled with shells, foliage scrolls and flowers, the rim decorat...
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Early 20th Century European Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Metal

Vintage Sterling Silver Tea Serving Tray 1935 Rectangular Two Handled Tray
By James Dixon & Sons
Located in London, GB
An elegant vintage Rectangular Solid Silver Tray with a Classic gadroon border and two decorative handles. Made in Sheffield, England in 1935 by James Dixon & Sons. Approx. Weight ...
Category

20th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Rectangular Tray with Chinese Enamel Handles
By Franco Lapini
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant rectangular tray will be a sophisticated addition to a classically decorated home. Its generous size makes it a versatile object that can also be used as centerpiece. Th...
Category

2010s Italian Renaissance Revival Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate, Enamel

  • Large Rectangular Tray with Chinese Enamel Handles
  • Large Rectangular Tray with Chinese Enamel Handles
  • Large Rectangular Tray with Chinese Enamel Handles
  • Large Rectangular Tray with Chinese Enamel Handles
H 2.37 in. W 23.63 in. D 16.54 in.
Brass Twin Handled Oval Tray, by Hugh Wallis
By Hugh Wallis
Located in London, GB
Hugh Wallis (1871-1943) of Altrincham, a brass twin handled oval tray, with rose medallion decoration, stamped mark.
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Early 20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Walnut and Ceramic Tile Scandinavian Tray with Handles
Located in San Diego, CA
A very bright and colorful midcentury tray made of walnut and blue or white ceramic tiles believed to be from Scandinavia, circa 1960s. The measures 14.5" x 12.5" and is quite sturdy...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Prata Wolff Silver Plate Platter Tray with Lucite Horn Handles
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning large serving tray or centerpiece by Prata Wolff, Brazil. Heavy silver plate platter ornate with frosted Lucite carved horn-shaped handles. Awesome modernist design by that ...
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Vintage 1980s Brazilian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Oval Tray 1878 Tea Tray Serving Two Handled
By Martin, Hall & Co. Ltd.
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Antique Victorian solid silver two handled Serving Tea Tray with a classic oval form. The Tray has two reeded handles decorated with stylized acanthus leaf designs. The i...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Connect Table Tray or Serving Tray in Steel with Bronze Pins and Leather Handles
By Henry Norris, New Format Studio
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Connect Bookcase is emblematic of the contemporary interweaving of mass manufacturing and traditional joinery technique. Construction and fastening details remain as evidence of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Bronze, Steel

Square Aluminum Small Tray with Handles, Italy, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Italian small square aluminum tray with handles.    
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Silver Plated Serving Tray with Steer Horn Handles
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chic, silver plate on brass serving tray with steer horn handles. Polished and lacquered for easy care.  
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Antique 1880s Indian Silver Two-Handled Tea Tray
By K.K. Dutt 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, rare and impressive antique Indian silver two handled tea tray, an addition to our Asian silverware collection. This exceptional antique Indian silver tray has a r...
Category

Antique 1880s Indian Other Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver

Large Vintage Venetian Mirrored Tray, Brass Cast Handles, Green Rope Detail
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large vintage Venetian mirrored tray with brass cast handles, and green twisted rope detail.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Bent Oval Rattan Serving Tray with Brass Finish Handles
Located in Brussels, BE
Bent oval rattan serving tray with brass finish handles.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Rattan

Gucci Silver Plate and Brass Oval Tray with Handles Barware Vintage
By Gucci
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and fantastic vintage Italian hallmarked Gucci oval horse bit monumental large tray is a combination of brass and silver plated. It is fantastic for serving, for dining...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Plate, Brass

English Edwardian Mahogany and Fruitwood Inlaid Bar Tray with Brass Handles
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small oval Edwardian mahogany and citrus inlaid bar tray with original brass handles.    
Category

Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Barware

Materials

Brass

Large Maison Jansen Chrome Serving Tray with Brass Handles and Hardware
By Maison Jansen
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large rectangular serving tray in chrome and with two side handles in brass. The tray is in great vintage condition. Minor wear consistent with age, one brass bar is bent. Please see...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Antique George V English Sterling Silver Two-Handled Tea Tray, 1925
By James Dixon & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V sterling silver two-handled tea tray by James Dixon & Sons; part of our silver teaware collection. This exceptional antique Ge...
Category

Vintage 1920s English Other Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

"Dario" Leather Tray with Handles Designed by Oscar Maschera
By Oscar Maschera
Located in New York, NY
"Dario" is a leather tray, designed and manufactured by Oscar Maschera. Genuine Italian leather vegetable tanned. This tray has two different colors: one for the inside and the other...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Leather

Antique George V English Sterling Silver Two Handled Tea Tray
By Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver two-handled tea tray by Thomas Bradbury & Sons; part of our silverware collection This exceptional ant...
Category

Vintage 1910s English Other Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Vintage Large Malmaison Serving Tray with Handles by Christofle, Paris
By Christofle
Located in London, GB
A fabulous vintage silver plated tray by the creme de la creme of makers, Christofle of Paris. The design of the "Malmaison" collection from the Parisian silversmith Christofle wa...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Empire Serving Pieces

Materials

Silver Plate

Etched Beveled Mirrored Tray with Floral Details and Handles
Located in Barcelona, ES
Art Deco mirror serving tray or vanity tray with engraved floral motifs and metal handles, Spain, 1920s. The tray has a mirror surface with floral and foliate engraved motifs, natur...
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20th Century Spanish Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal

Python Gallery Tray with Dragonfly Handles by R & Y Augousti, Paris
By R & Y Augousti
Located in Atlanta, GA
R & Y Augousti Python gallery tray with Dragonfly handles, each side fitted with a 9" wide handle with three mother of pearl inset dragonflies. The interior of the tray measures 19" ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal

Antique Mappin Brothers Regency Style Silverplated Oval Handled Tray
By Mappin Brothers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique Mappin Brothers Regency style silver plated oval handled tray Center features an armorial crest of wild boar encased with the motto "COR Forte Calcar Non Requirit" that tran...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Regency Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate

21st Century Wood and Printed Linen Round Handled Lazy Susan Center Tray
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
21st century and new monumental wood, glass and printed linen round lazy Susan center tray. This finely crafted piece features a wood base with intentional distressed natural finish ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Serving Pieces

Materials

Linen, Glass, Wood

Black & Gold Round Tray with Handles, Hand-Painted Ceramic, Modern Bauhaus
Located in Porto, PT
OSKAR round tray is more than a stylish homeware piece to serve food. The ceramic item holds a high-decorative function that is inspired by the Bauhaus culture. This luxury decor ser...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Ceramic

Lacquer and Resin Wood Serving Tray with Handles and Butterfly Design
By The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Handmade lacquered maple serving tray lined with Osborne & Little butterfly wall cover and finished with a resin top coat. Made for real use, not just decorative. The paint color is ...
Category

2010s American Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Resin, Hardwood

Antique Styled Silver Plated Serving Tray with Ornate Engraving & Handles
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This rectangular antique styled silver plated serving tray was made in Canada by Marlboro Plate in a Victorian English style. The tray has a rope patterned surround with accenting fa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Victorian Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Metal, Copper

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Round Serving Tray with Handles No 483
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver round serving tray with handles no. 483. Measures: 34.5 cm / 13 37/64 in. diameter. Weighs 1320 g / 46.5 oz. With old marks. In perfect conditio...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Two-Handled Tea Tray by Atkin Brothers, 1915
By Atkin Brothers
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver two-handled tea tray; part of our silverware collection. This exceptional antique George V sterling si...
Category

Early 20th Century English Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Contemporary Italian Natural Wood Small Round Riviere Tray with Metal Handles
By Riviere Studios
Located in Aspen, CO
Contemporary Italian natural wood tray with rounded corners. Brass metal handles. Made in Italy.
Category

2010s Italian Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Italian Light Wood Small Round Riviere Tray with Metal Handles
By Riviere Studios
Located in Aspen, CO
Contemporary Italian light wood tray with rounded corners. Silver metal handles. Made in Italy.
Category

2010s Italian Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Wonderful Big Faux Tortoiseshell Silver Plated Oval Pierced Handle Gallery Tray
By Sheffield Silver Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large faux tortoiseshell and silver plated oval pierced gallery tray with handles. in the George III style. Dimensions: 37 1/2" W x 23" D x 3.5 in. H.  
Category

20th Century English Georgian Serving Pieces

Materials

Silver Plate

Waterford Polish Stainless Rectangular Serving Tray with Leather Handles
By Marquis by Waterford
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Waterford polish stainless rectangular serving tray with leather handles. Marquis Waterford Size: 18.5" W x 12.5" D x 2.5" H.
Category

20th Century Northern Irish Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Chrome

Antique English Silver Plated Twin Handled Tray, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a wonderful antique Victorian silver plated twin handled tray, the underside bears the makers mark JR&S for James Round & Son, the renowned Sheffield silversmith, and dating ...
Category

Antique 1860s English Victorian Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate

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Glass Handled Trays For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of glass handled trays for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, silver and wood, all glass handled trays available were constructed with great care. Find 74 antique and vintage glass handled trays at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 27 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of glass handled trays available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of glass handled trays to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian glass handled trays are of considerable interest. Many glass handled trays are appealing in their simplicity, but Franco Lapini, Georg Jensen and Argosy Designs produced popular glass handled trays that are worth a look.

How Much are Glass Handled Trays?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,016, while they’re typically $100 on the low end and $25,863 highest priced.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine. Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics and serveware today on 1stDibs.