Serving Tray

Shepherd and Boyd, Albany, NY Maker
c. 1815 Date:
Silver Materials
23 1/2 L (excluding handles) x 16 1/2 W Dimensions
Marked on underside of handle, in finely serrated rectangle, two times: SHEPHERD & BOYD Marks
Gift of Margaret Farrell (Mrs. George W.) Lynch Credit
1963.59 Accession number
The Albany firm of Shepherd and Boyd made silver tea sets and flatware, as well as jewelry, fancy hardware and even lamps. This serving tray, or "waiter," belonged to John Tayler, who held a number of important New York offices including governor. Additional comments

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