Antique English Oak Bed Hospital Tray Tiger OakArts & Craft, Quarter Sawn Oak, Dated Plaque Direct from England, this listing is for a wonderful reading or working bed tray or lap tray. It is fabulous tiger oak (quarter sawn oak) with remarkable detailing AND a personalized brass plaque. The plaque reads: "Presented to" "Mrs. Lllyn Owen" "By the Ambulance Drivers" "In Appreciation of her services as" "Transport Assistant 1942-45". The tray has a wonderful fitted area with five wood slots, three rounded inserts, and two octagon sided ink well inserts. Both sides are raised and the front is arched inwards to accommodate easy use. The tray has two legs that "pop out" when opened up, and are stabilized by a wood cross-bar. Measurements: 11 ¾"H with legs up, appx. 2" H with legs folded down; 13 ¾" x 26"; Inside writing area, 22" x 10"; Fitted area, 22" x 3". All of my antiques are hand selected from European container shipments. I do not purchase in bulk, but prefer to individually purchase the items, with each piece selected for its unique characteristics and quality. The tray is in VERY good condition for its age, sturdy and strong with LESS THAN normal signs of age and use, dings and scratches and other imperfections. (The front sides each have slight wood splits from age and use). I always provide multiple photos and written information, but I encourage you to email me with any questions you might have prior to bidding. Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina, charm and character. SHIPPING: Professional packaging, shipping and insurance on this item will be $38.00. (lower 48 states only). All my antique furniture is professionally packaged for shipment by UPS, resulting in very little shipping damage in the past, but sometimes creating slightly higher shipping costs on my antiques versus other sellers. I believe it is worth the few extra dollars to get your one-of-a-kind antique delivered safely to your door!! Local pick-up in Shreveport, Louisiana is also available to buyers in the area. Please email for details; Louisiana sales tax will apply. Thank you for spending time on this listing; I realize t are many, many sellers to choose from, and I appreciate you considering my item!! I also invite you to take a minute to visit my eBay store, Geaux Vintage Antiques, to see more English and European antique furniture, barley twist items, stained glass, and many other unique and personally selected pieces for your home or office décor! ..."with all that, why Geaux anyw else?"
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