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.
|Dimensions||85 × 65 × 72 cm|
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany, 4. African Bloodwood