The Jules drinks & serving tray in tortoise shell is a classic tray with luxurious style. We make the tray base using a photographic print exclusive to Forwood Design. The elegant handles are made from solid brass and walnut. This is a truly glamorous accessory for any home interior. It is ideal and practical not only as a serving tray but works well as a luxury drinks tray or a rather special display tray.
Tortoise shell has always been an expensive material because its beautifully mottled appearance appealed to people. The shell was very popular with the Victorians. They manufactured a wide variety of items such as fans, boxes, tea caddies, spectacles and photo frames.
The material came from the shells of the larger species of tortoise and turtle. The initial processing involved separating the layers of the scutes from the animal’s carapace by heating, softening the plates and flattening them in a press.
The drinks tray compliments our tortoise shell place mats and coasters creating a glamorous contemporary addition to any drinks trolley or bar. We also love to combine them with our luxury Suzi B console table. The trays are also a perfect gift for any occasion including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings or Christmas. Of course the tray comes in our fabulous Forwood Design gift packaging.
Lastly the serving tray in tortoise shell is exceptionally easy to clean. Just wipe with damp cloth and buff with a dry one.
Please note, in 1973, the trade of real tortoiseshell worldwide was banned under CITES.