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20th Century Silver Trays

The word tray is derived from the word ‘treg’ or ‘trig’ meaning ‘flat board with low rim’. Essentially a tray is a flat, shallow container made of wood, metal or a combination of the two and it is used for carrying food or drink related items. A tray can also be used as decoration on places such as a sideboard or bar. Originally salvers were used to carry food and drinks. Salvers became very popular during the 18th century as more people were being served. As a result of this, salvers became heavier and larger due to the amount of food and drink carried on them. Thus, trays became a necessity and quite popular as handles were introduced and added. This made it easier to transport the articles.

American Sterling Silver Tray


A sterling silver tea and coffee set looks wonderful on a tray. They are not only beautiful but add a classic look to your home. Serving food on a gorgeous silver tray adds to the social elegance of a gathering, dinner or any occasion. A …

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