Blue Willow China and Blue and White Chinoiserie Tray Tables

Blue Willow Pattern Porcelain Tray with Brass Handles on Black Lacquer Table with Gilt details

Blue Willow Pattern Porcelain Tray with Brass Handles on Black Lacquer Table with Gilt details

Many years ago I saw a Blue Willow tray table at a trade show. I just loved it, but I didn’t think of buying it. It wasn’t even actually for sale, it was part of the display.

But since then I’ve run across them a few times. I really love them. And they can be had.

Blue Willow Pattern Porcelain Tray with Brass Handles on Black Lacquer Table with Gilt details

Blue Willow Pattern Porcelain Tray with Brass Handles on Black Lacquer Table with Gilt details

I’ve seen them a few times at antique stores, but all of these were on eBay.

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Blue Willow Pattern Enamel on Brass Tray with Black Enamel Table

Blue Willow Pattern Enamel on Brass Tray with Black Enamel Table

They are all around the same size, 20″ to 30″ long, 15″ to 20″ wide and 20″ or so high.

Blue Willow Pattern Enamel on Brass Tray with Black Enamel Table

All the ones I’ve examined had an actual removable tray.

Blue and White Chinoiserie Tray Table on Black Lacquer and Gilt Frame

Blue and White Chinoiserie Tray Table on Black Lacquer and Gilt Frame

Some of them had a table with a surface under the tray.

Black Metal Tray with Chinoiserie Motif on White on Black Lacquer Stand

Black Metal Tray with Chinoiserie Motif on White on Black Lacquer Stand

Others just had a ring that the tray rests in. Or an X that the tray sets on.

Black Metal Tray with Chinoiserie Motif and Brass Handles

Black Metal Tray with Chinoiserie Motif and Brass Handles

I’ve seen them made of porcelain or ceramic. I’ve also come across them painted onto metal.

Tray Table with the Blue Willow Pattern in Nutmeg Brown

Tray Table with the Blue Willow Pattern in Nutmeg Brown

Sometimes they have a Chinoiserie type pattern in a color other than blue and white.

Tray Table with the Blue Willow Pattern in Nutmeg Brown

Tray Table with the Blue Willow Pattern in Nutmeg Brown

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