German Brass

WMF German Jugendstil Brass Tray (LEO Design)

During these chilly Winter days, we are featuring a selection of trays now in-stock at LEO Design. We look-forward to the time (the sooner, the better) when we can use these trays to serve family, friends and other loved ones.

This simple tray was made by the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, more commonly known as WMF.  It was founded in Geislingen, Germany in 1853.  The company was well up-and-running (40 years old) by the time the German Jugendstil Movement was born—and WMF was well-positioned to take advantage of the trend.  In fact, WMF enjoyed its heyday during the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.  It is possible that this tray once held a glass dish or "liner" of some sort.  It holds a 12 inch plate nicely.  Without a plate, it is just right as a drinks tray and would make a smart dresser or kitchen tray, too.

Please click on the photo above to learn more about this tray.

More selections from our expansive tray collection tomorrow and in the days to come.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248