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Mid-18th Century Antique Brass, Iron and Fruitwood Chafing Dish, Circa 1750

Mid-18th Century Antique Brass, Iron and Fruitwood Chafing Dish, Circa 1750

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A mid 18th-century antique chafing dish, circa 1750.

The wide, shallow bowl with rolled-rim, on three scrolled strap iron feet attached with copper rivets to the sides of the bowl. With an elongated baluster-turned fruitwood handle.

What is a chafing dish?

The term "chafing dish" comes from the French word "chauffer",  which means to make warm. Embers or hot coals would have been placed in the brass pan and a plate or bowl with edible contents would have been placed above. The embers/hot coals would keep the contents of the plate or bowl warm.

Provenance - Ex-private collection based in Belgium.

Condition - Good as per the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request. 

Size - Overall Length including handle 35 cm (13 3/4")

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