Oak Dumb Waiter
Regular price R 3,200.00
An antique dumb waiter is basically a side serving table also known as a buffet which would be in a dining room for storing the food about to be served. Dumb waiters were often used in pairs in large houses from the mid-18th century. When the ladies retired after dinner, the dumb waiters were placed either end of the table by the footmen and laden with drink so the gentlemen could help themselves without too much exertion and, because the staff had retired, the conversation could open up more, hence the name dumb waiter.