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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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Pontypool, Wales
TWO TRAYS MOUNTED AS TABLES
the oval tray depicting a landscape, the other tilt-top example with a couple in a wood, later mounted as tables (larger 56 by 77 by 60cm., 22 by 30¼ by 23½in)
painted and gilt-tôle, painted wood
19th century
Both trays probably first half 19th century.
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Provenance

The first possibly acquired from Colefax & Fowler, ‘a circular Tole Peint Tray’ for £28 10s, ‘mounting above Tray on Stand’ for £6 2s 6d, 9 February 1950, (Laurence Olivier Archive, The British Library, London, Add MS 79840)

Literature

The second photographed in Vivien's bedroom at Durham Cottage, Chelsea before 1954;
Anthony Denney, 'The Oliviers off stage', House and Garden, May 1958, p. 64, the first illustrated in Vivien's drawing room at Eaton Square, Belgravia.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London