Serving Tray

Shepherd and Boyd, Albany, NY
Date: c. 1815
Maker: Shepherd and Boyd, Albany, NY
Dimensions: 23 1/2 L (excluding handles) x 16 1/2 W
Materials: Silver
Marks: Marked on underside of handle, in finely serrated rectangle, two times: SHEPHERD & BOYD
Credit: Gift of Margaret Farrell (Mrs. George W.) Lynch
Accession Number: 1963.59
Comments: 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.