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Bamboo and Cane Bentwood Breakfast in Bed Tray with Newspaper Rack, 1930s

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Scorched Bamboo or what is also commonly referred to as tortoise or tiger bamboo, breakfast tray, lap or bed tray. This lovely 1930s piece is composed of rattan, bamboo, and cane. The top portion where food is served is covered in a woven cane affixed to a wood board. Pieces of bamboo line the edges in small slats. To the side (either the left or right side, as it is reversible) is a small area for placing magazines, books or the morning paper. The bottom of this magazine rack is in wood. The tray's legs are made up of bentwood and are rounded. The sides of each leg feature bamboo or rattan details up both sides. Room for a guest's legs to slip through are just next to the magazine holder. Breakfast in bed? Charming vintage lap tray made of bamboo and rattan. Perfect for that ailing someone, or for the lucky one who just gets to sleep in late and then gets served in bed! Has the side pocket for magazine or newspaper, maybe writing supplies or books. How We Would Style It: This is the perfect way to serve that special someone with breakfast in bed. Commonly used in hotels and bed and breakfasts, (and savvy significant others) this bed tray brings with it a sense of history. Although it’s the previous history is unknown, we imagine this piece being used in a far off South East Asian country, (Possibly Singapore while it was colonized by the British?) in a colonial-style hotel. Serving ex-pats while they fan themselves from the sweltering humidity. Dimensions: 24" wide 12" deep 10" tall 3.25" magazine holder depth Distance for legs to slip through from side to magazine rack at the bottom is 18".   

Details

  • Of the Period
    British Colonial
  • Place of Origin
    Singapore
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition Details
    Some discoloration the underside of the tray, however not noticeable.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 24 in. x D 12 in.H 25.4 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 30.48 cm
  • Seller Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Reference Number
    LU3382317499141
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