A Mid-Century silver-plated and chrome drinks trolley by Drakes of London. Three faux rosewood tiers, with pull out tray to the centre tier. Six removable basins to top and four removable racks to the centre. Labelled 'Drakes Silversmiths Limited, Brewers St, London W1 Model L/T No. Last purchased in 1975 from the Ritz Hotel, London.
Dimensions: H 107cm W 104cm D 49cm
Date: Circa 1960
Based in Brewer Street London, Drakes supplied hotel and restaurant silver-plate furnishings to hotels, namely 'The Ritz London', as well as meat wagons for domestic and foreign markets up until the 1980's. Founded just before the mid-20th century by Harry Drake, and later taken over by Harry's son Donald, Drakes Silversmiths started designing and building ‘Drakes Carving Trolleys.’ With a focus on materials such as silver-plate and wood they soon received popularity in the 1940's. The family firm flourished during the mid-century due to their expert craftsmanship of bespoke chromed trolleys.
Item Number: 2810226
All of our furniture is extensively polished and restored where necessary to the highest standards.