early c19th regency period papiermch lacquered tray by clay

Early C19th Regency period papier-mâché lacquered tray by Clay .


| $2,369 USD | €1,981 EUR

Item Ref

ML 215


Early C19th Regency period papier-mâché lacquered tray by Clay.
Superbly decorated fantastical Chinoiserie papier-mâché tray with the original shaped and gilded cast-bronze handles . The Chinoiserie lacquer decoration featuring pagodas in a landscape with gilded highlights.
The reverse with a clear stamp and maker’s mark for “Clay , King St., Covent Garden”.
In excellent original condition with historic minor chips to the edges. The surface with minor crackulature , commensurate with age and as to be expected by the nature of the material.
*The renowned firm of Henry Clay established in Birmingham, patented a process for treating laminated sheets of paper with linseed oil to produce waterproof panels in 1772 . Clay produced items ranging from caddies , knife boxes , trays and dressing cases to small pieces of furniture. The company moved to London established workshops at 18, King St ., Covent Garden , where his array of clientele included the Royal Family , and in particular the Prince of Wales .
H 20”
W 26”
D 2”
England c. 1810
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 215


Height = 50 cm (20")
Width = 62 cm (25")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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