More From The Middle East


Middle Eastern Hand-Hammered Copper Tray with Pie Crust Gallery (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.

Here's another Middle Eastern beauty, this time in hand-tooled copper.  A crenelated gallery surrounds the interior graphic elements:  triangular "teeth," scrolling botanicals, and a corollate center.  The bold simplicity of the design—almost "folk art" in aesthetic—brings this tray closer to the sensibility of traditional Arts & Crafts than most Middle Eastern works.  Still, the competence of the metalsmith is apparent.  This tray, hanging in an Arts & Crafts interior, would provide a wonderfully warm place to rest the eye .

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