Highchair Tray


Semicircular flat tray with double-reeded, raised rim overturned along back for hanging. Obverse is decorated with an etched and chased border divided into panels containing scenes or vignettes of nursery rhymes with a running band of titles beneath (clockwise from left: "THE PIPER'S SON * LITTLE BO PEEP * THE THREE BEARS * FAIRY STORIES * THREE LITTLE PIGS * RED RIDING HOOD * MARY \ HAD A / LITTLE LAMB * MOTHER HUBBARD * PUSS IN BOOTS * HUMPTY DUMPTY * JACK \ AND / JILL"); triangular panel at top center depicts three Easter Bunnies with eggs; arched panel at bottom center shows Santa Claus on his sleigh; and bottom corner panels have boys and girls reading "ABC" and "FAIRY / STORY" books near a Christmas tree and holly sprigs. Plain bottom. Underside of back edge is struck incuse "GORHAM" in serif letters to left of trademark (right-facing lion passant in clipped-corner square, anchor in shield, and gothic or Old English "G" in clipped-corner square), "STERLING" in sans serif letters, and "1558".

Date Made: 1935

Maker: Gorham Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Rhode Island, ProvidencePlace Owned; Place Used: United States: Maryland, Upper Marlboro

Subject: BabyEatingFood CultureFairy Talesnursery rhymeChristmasEasterSanta Claus


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0161.01Catalog Number: 1993.0161.01Accession Number: 1993.0161

Object Name: tray, highchair

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 15 in x 10 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 38.1 cm x 25.7175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-d3a6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1147447

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