Rare Georgian Toleware Plate Warmer, Circa 1820

Age:
Early 19th century, circa 1820
Material:
Toleware
Dimensions:
35cm x 69cm x 25cm
Shipping:
Special Heavy/Oversize Delivery
Price:
£ 500
This item is available to view and buy at:
13A Bangor Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JY
Rare George III toleware plate warmer in black and gold (circa 1820). Single door to front with open back (for warming the plates with the heat from an open fireplace). Standing on four slim legs with outward facing feet and having brass carry handles to either side.
Restored by a previous owner this rare plate warmer is in very good condition. Maybe not as practically useful now as in the 1820s but still an attractive piece of furniture that would look stunning beside a period fireplace.
The term tôle, derived from the French tôle peinte, "painted sheet metal", is synonymous in English usage with japanning on tin, such as the tôle shades for bouilotte lamps and other candle shades, and trays and lidded canisters, in which stenciling and gilding often features, almost always on a black ground.