Classic Butler’s Tray

R 3,950.00

The Butler’s Tray is an old Colonial favourite where it was often used to serve drinks at sundown. The tray lifts off the scissor folding legs to serve clients or collect their food and drinks. Lodges and hotels often use the Butler’s Tray as a tea / coffee station.

We have two versions of this all time favourite – the Classic has folding sides that also make it suitable to use as a table. The Table Tray that is configured as a normal tray but of generous proportions.

Smaller versions have also been used as Bedside Tables – particularly useful in mobile camps where the equipment must be folded and stowed away for transport to the next camp.

The Butler’s Tray was developed in England in the mid – 1700s. It has had many design iterations since then, culminating in The African Touch Classic Butler’s Tray!

For more information on the Butler’s Tray please see ‘Product details’ below.

Made to Order Delivery time will be advised
The design

The Butler’s Tray is from the same stable as campaign furniture. It was originally developed in England in the mid 1700’s. The oval butlers tray table has sides that fold up to form a normal tray. It can thus be used as either a tray or a table. The tray lifts off the scissor folding legs to act as a stand alone tray.

We have two versions of this all time favourite – the Classic has folding sides that also make it suitable to use as a table. The Table Tray that is configured as a normal tray but of generous proportions.

Material and fittings

The tables may be constructed out of Zambezi teak (Rhodesian teak), African mahogany or African bloodwood (kiaat). The solid brass snap hinges are imported from the UK and are the finest quality, snapping open to 90 degrees when the tray sides are lifted up.

The size of the Classic Butler’s Tray when folded our is 850 millimetres (thirty four inches) by 645 millimetres (twenty six inches). With sides folded the tray is 620 millimetres (twenty five inches) by 420 millimetres (seventeen inches).

Where it’s used

The African Touch Butler’s Table is used in hotels and lodges as a tea station in rooms, or coffee station in the lounge area. Smaller versions are also been used as bedside tables or nightstands – particularly useful in mobile camps where the equipment must be folded and stowed away for transport to the next camp. It is also very useful in private homes as a drinks or tea station.

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Weight8 kg
Dimensions85 × 65 × 72 cm
Finish

Lacquer, Oil

Timber

1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany, 4. African Bloodwood

To protect your lacquered finish Butler’s Tray place it away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.

When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.

Camps and lodges:

For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery
with our transport or you may arrange collection.
For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to
quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest
airport for smaller orders.

International Orders:

Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you.
Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport.
For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.

Smaller orders in Southern Africa:

We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.

Payment.

For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a
Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.

Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed.
For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order
with the balance paid on completion.

Due to the stresses and strains that a Butler’s Tray can be subject to, we cannot offer a lifetime guarantee on this product. However, we do offer a one year warranty against defects in construction or material.

Please note that the timber used to hand make an African Touch Butler’s Tray is a natural hardwood that varied in colour and grain, so no two Butler’s Trays will look exactly the same. Natural knots and growth cracks may be present, but these will not affect the integrity of the piece, but rather add to its charm and appearance.

The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.

For large orders we offer discounts. Please see the table below for the % offered.

Number of Butler’s Trays ordered% discount offered
510%
1015%
1520%
Category: Safari Camp Accessories

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