This is a superb new English made silver plated "Lazy Susan" -which is a rotating serving tray - accomplished in the Victorian style.
This versatile piece features four lidded entree dishes, a pair of salts and a pair of pepper shakers, as well as a lidded tureen in the centre.
The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this piece and this exceptional ensemble is sure to add an unparalleled touch of class to any fine dining experience.
This item is English made and is silver on copper.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 36 x Width 66 x Depth 60 & Weight 18 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 2 foot, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet & Weight 39.7 lbs
Our reference: 01360
Lazy Susan(orLazy Suzy) is a turntable rotatingtray placed on atableorcountertopto aid in movingfood. They are usually circular and placed in the center of a circular table to share dishes easily among the diners.
It is likely that the explanation of the termLazy Susan, and whoSusanwas, has been lost to history.Folk etymologies claim it as anAmerican inventionand trace its name to a product – Ovington's $8.50 mahogany "Revolving Server or Lazy Susan– advertised in a 1917Vanity Fair,but its use well predates both the advertisement and (probably) the country.
Part of the mystery arises from the variety of devices that were grouped under the termdumb waiter(today written "dumbwaiter"). An early 18th-centuryBritisharticle inTheGentleman's Magazinedescribes how silent machines had replaced over-garrulous servants at some tablesand, by the 1750s,Christopher Smartwas praising the "foreign" but discreet devices in verse.It is, however, almost certain that the devices under discussion were wheeledserving trays similar to those introduced byThomas Jeffersonto theUnited StatesfromFrance,where they were known asétagères.
At some point during or before the 3rd quarter of the 18th century, the name dumb waiter also began to be applied to rotating trays. Finally, by the 1840s, Americans were applying the term tosmall elevators carrying food between floorsas well.The success ofGeorge W. Cannon's 1887mechanical dumbwaiterthen popularized this usage, replacing the previous meanings of "dumbwaiter."
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