Impressive English Silverplate Roast Beef Trolley
Sold for $6,250
second half 20th century, by Israel Freeman & Son, Ltd., Sheffield, comprised of a large dome which rotates to reveal an integral well-and-tree carving station and three reservoirs for condiments, one covered, the whole above a hot-water reservoir, fitted to a "turtleback"-shaped stand with opposing handles, raised on four leonine caryatids, one crested with a retractable plate stand and all joined by a deep conforming stretcher housing a plate warmer accessed by doors, all above a conforming plinth raised on sturdy locking wheels, the dome engraved with a decorative armorial.
h. 46", w. 35-3/4", d. 22-3/4"
Provenance: Private collection, Galveston, Texas.
**In generally good condition. Some dimples on the revolving dome where a dent has apparently been hammered out. The swinging support for the plate stand is detached but present, owing the missing upper knuckle of the hinge. Good, bright finish, with no losses to the silvering noted except for a short line on the dome handle where it has rubbed against the base in the open position.