Plate Pail - (Domestic Wood Basketry)

Plate Pail - (Domestic, Wood, Basketry) A bucket or basket-like container for carrying plates from the kitchen to the dining-room; used in big houses during the eighteenth century when such a journey could be an arduous one. Nearly always of mahogany, the shape was usually circular or polygonal, there would be an open section for easy access, and the handle was most often of brass.

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