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Motorcar Picnic Set

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Item Details

  • Width:
    19 Inches
  • Height:
    12 5/8 Inches
  • Depth:
    12 Inches
  • Period:
    20th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
This sophisticated picnic set brings elegance to outdoor dining. This handsome service for 4 includes everything needed to enjoy a meal in the open air, all neatly packed into the lid and into double-decker wicker basket trays. Utensils, including knives, containers for wine or spirits, a tea kettle and burner, tea cups, plates, a sandwich box and more all fit perfectly inside its fine leather-covered case. Able to be stowed in the trunk of a car with ease, this service combines practicality with style.

During the coaching days of the 18th and 19th centuries, picnicking was an essential part of traveling. Upon the introduction of "horseless carriages" at the turn of the century, picnic sets retained their importance. Some sets were small, equipped with merely the basics, but others, designed for the upper classes, were more elaborate. As the vehicles became larger and more expensive, so did the picnic sets. With numerous fitted and custom-made compartments and accessories, these sets were designed to accommodate practically any type of "meal on the go."

Knives are marked "Geo. Gill & Sons/Established 1868/Sheffield, England"

Circa 1930

19" wide x 12" deep x 12 5/8" high

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