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Antique Art Deco Drakes D6 Silver Plated Beef Carving Trolley C1930

Antique Art Deco Drakes D6 Silver Plated Beef Carving Trolley C1930 | Ref. no. 08194 | Regent Antiques Sold

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We are pleased to be able to offer this splendid and unusual fully restored Drakes antique Art Deco Serving Trolley in silver plate and mahogany dating from around 1930.

Serve your roast beef as you've never served it before!!

This fabulous antique Art Deco silver plated trolley is designed for for serving cooked meats such as lamb, turkey, pork and of course roast beef.

It has a vented silver plated locking retracting rotating dome which opens to a removable well and water tank over two spirit burners. It also has a vented screw knob for filling the tank with water and for allowing the vapour or steam to escape. The water container has two recesses with receptacles for gravy or vegetables, as well as an aluminium carving block.

The sides of this Art Deco silver plate serving cart are equipped with grips and a removable plate holder, set upon an oval mahogany wood cabriole leg base. The center shelf is fitted with an oval silver plated utensil tray and the whole is affixed on four rubber wheels.

This exceptional antique Art Deco silver plate serving cart was crafted by perhaps London's finest silversmith of the Art Deco era, Drakes Silversmiths of Brewer Street, London W1. It is a Drakes model, D6, No: 117, one if the most desirable models that they made, with the rotating top which makes it very easy to use. Drakes Silversmiths was a renowned firm of hotel and restaurant silver plate purveyors providing equipment to some of the most desirable establishments in London's West End.


This truly exceptional piece is offered in excellent fully renewed overall condition having been superbly restored and repolished in our workshops. The silver parts have all been specially re-plated by a top London silversmith. You can check the quality of the restoration by referring to the images.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 125 x Width 120 x Depth 55

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 feet, 1 inch x Width 3 feet, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 08194