George III Three tier dumb waiter

A George III , three tier dumb waiter. Made from Cuban mahogany, the dumb waiter has three graduating trays that measure 14”, 18.5” and 24 “ wide. It stands on an elegant splay base with pad feet. It is a good colour and there are no cracks in the trays.
Dumb waiters are named as they would stand in the corner of the dining room and at the end of the evening, the staff would leave and guests would help themselves to cheese and sweet treats from the stocked dumb waiter. As was normal at the end of a society dinner party, they would gossip about the latest scandals but be safe in the knowledge that the waiter wouldn’t repeat their stories. Hence the term “Dumb waiter”
Dumb waiters are ideal for dining and drawing rooms and are perfect for displaying a collection of objects or decanters etc.
Circa: 1790
Period: George III
Origin: English
Height: 45 inches
Stock #: F500/GSSS135


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