H: 101.5 cm; Diam: 61 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B83.0465
A George III mahogany three-tier Dumb Waiter. Towards the end of a meal, the head of the house would dismiss the servants and everything which might be required by those at the table, was placed upon the Dumb Waiter. This was then wheeled from person to person offering glasses of port or brandy - which is how the term "dumb waiter" first originated.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir