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It is one of the most desirable models that they made, with the revolving dome which makes it very easy to use.
This stunning trolley is suitable for serving cooked meats such as roast
beef, lamb and turkey.
It features a vented silver plated locking retractable revolving dome which opens to a detachable well and water tank over three spirit burners.
The water tank has two recesses for containers for gravy or vegetables, as well as a wooden carving board. It has a vented screw knob for filling the
tank with water and for vapour or steam to escape.
The sides are fitted with handles and a detachable plate holder, and it has an oval silver plated utensil tray.
It is set upon a mahogany turned leg base with two shelves and stands
on four rubberised castors.
This superb piece was crafted by perhaps the finest silversmith of the time.
Serve your roast beef in style!
This truly exceptional piece is offered in superb fully restored working condition. The silver parts have been dismantled and silver plated, the mahogany has been cleaned and French Polished, all parts were then reassembled and new castors have been fitted.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 105 x Width 114 x Depth 60
Dimensions in inches:
Height 41.3 x Width 44.9 x Depth 23.6
Kaymet was established in 1947.
In the 1940s Sydney Schreiber had a small metalworking business which was helping the war effort by manufacturing boxes for radar equipment.
After the war he needed to find a different use for his machinery. He changed the company name to Kaymet in 1947 and began making trolleys and trays for the catering business and he exhibited these at the Festival of Britain in 1951. One of their premium products was the Kaymet Roast Beef trolley which was purchased by the leading hotels at that time.
In the 1950s the company went from strength to strength, moved to a larger factory and started supplying the Royal Household.
The company still exists today and their merchandise is sold by Harrods, they exhibited at this years London Design Festival.
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.
Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).
Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.
Our reference: 05799a
318 Green Lanes