William Gale & Son 1855 Footed Tray

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William Gale & Son 1855 Footed Tray

Postby Traintime » Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:58 pm

16" x 12.5" by 1.25 high. (I see from D&H entries by Trev that Gale's retail operation was once located in the Metropolitan Hotel's ground floors.) Any information on this tray or related pieces is welcome. I suspect we have no reason to doubt the metal content? Gothic letters are "L.L.A" (unfortunate for me since that rules out any John Jacob Astor's). Let me know if the images are visible as I can't view the end result at this point.

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Re: William Gale & Son 1855 Footed Tray

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:24 pm

Hi Traintime,

Images are excellent.

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Re: William Gale & Son 1855 Footed Tray

Postby Traintime » Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:35 pm

Thanks, as always.

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Re: William Gale & Son 1855 Footed Tray

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:17 pm

Some related advertisements albeit later than your 1858 piece:

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Wm. Gale & Son - New York - 1864

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Wm. Gale jr. - New York - 1866

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Wm. Gale jr. - New York - 1866

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Re: William Gale & Son 1855 Footed Tray

Postby Traintime » Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:47 pm

Regards for that, Trev.!
Some more information on operating partnerships/addresses: https://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.co ... WmSon.html

Everything I could compare to this salver suggests authentic Gale feet, with the rest of the design elements fitting as a shared similarity even though other nuances may greatly differ.


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