Pair of Art Deco Five O’clock Trays by Revere
Mint in the box, a pair of Revere Rome NY, Art Deco Five O’clock Trays #813. These Chrome plated trays were Designed by Norman Bel Geddes for Revere.
The Revere giftware line, of which these trays were part, was in production for a short time from 1935-1941 only. Today these trays are considered classic examples of Art Deco design and are highly collectible, a box contains 2 trays. Signed on the back of each tray Revere Rome NY. Back of the box says: 813 Canapé tray, 44 1 NO.
A bit of history:
The Manufactured Products Division of Revere, produced a high quality line of Giftware products from 1935 until 1941. Competing with Chase, Manning-Bowman, Kensington, and others, Revere commissioned the services of well known industrial designers to produce luxury goods with a clean, modern look, emphasizing the use of chrome plated metalware – which became the core of “Art Deco” styling movement. Unfortunately, this line was shut down in 1941 – due to the conversion to wartime production – and was never restarted. The designs and tooling were sold soon afterwards and continued in production under other names (National Silver Co. among them). Several of the designs (including the Fred Farr “Scroll Bookends”, the “Five O’clock Trays” of Norman Bel Geddes, and the William A. Welden’s “Teakettle” (which became part of the Revere Ware line) are now considered classic examples of Art Deco design. (From Revere ware history).
Condition: as close to new as an 80 plus years old item can be, that being said there are some fine scratches on the trays. Box is in as found condition, it has two small tears, some scoff marks and has yellowed with age but it’s intact.
Measurements: 6 3/4” handle to handle long by 4 11/16” wide.