Vintage Wooden Valet, Entryway Catchall, Distressed Brown, Mens Fashion, Swank Japan, Jewelry Holder, Home Decor, Bedroom Storage, Wood Tray


The gorgeously distressed wooden Swank valet tray is in very good condition. The oval-shaped sticker on the underside shows "SWANK" with "JAPAN" just below. Along with the identification sticker on the underside, there are four rubber feet - one on each corner - and four straight screw-heads that hold the aged gold and black colored brass handles to the top of the valet tray. In addition to the brass handles, there are two small brass posts near the center to hold rings, necklaces, bracelets, keys, etc. On the back "headboard" behind the two aged brass posts there is a brass badge in the form of a Roman military headdress. While the aged brass metal accents make this wooden Swank valet tray stand out, the medium to medium dark-brown stain on the rectangular-shaped tray gives it a very obvious "Mid-Century" brown tone. Furthermore, the rounded corners and gradual indentations into the surface of the tray are very reminiscent of the "Mid-Century Modern era. As can be seen in the photos, the rich Mid-Century brown colored wood has a gorgeously distressed and worn appearance. While it would certainly be possible to refinish this Swank valet tray by simply unscrewing the four rubber feet and removing the brass accents, refinishing the surface would also remove the incredible character marks that show that this valet tray served a very important purpose at some point within the last 50-60 years. Even more, the increased amount of distress in the front oval storage area on the surface of the tray could very well be from the placement of keys, coins, and/or maybe even a pocket-knife. However, the lack of many distress marks around the two posts near the center reveal that not many rings and/or larger jewelry was kept on this valet tray. Hence, from observation alone it is highly likely that this wooden Swank valet tray was used as a simple catchall for pocket-change and/or maybe a couple of keys.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the Chap-Stick in the photos is not included with this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.

There are no breaks, large chips, cracks, or repair places on this gorgeous wooden Swank valet tray. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the valet tray - mainly in the form of distress and wear in the two mid-center storage sections. Also, there are some subtle scratches on the surface of the wood. In addition, there is some distress on the gold and black colored brass metal accents along with some slight patina developing - mainly on the handles. The four rubber feet on the bottom are fully intact along with the brass metal accents on the top.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeously distressed wooden Swank valet tray are many. The entryway or bedroom area would be enhanced by the addition of this rich brown colored wooden valet tray. Also, the home office or study would welcome this gorgeously distressed valet tray for its Mid-Century Modern design and retro Mid-Century charm. In addition, this valet tray could be hung from a wall or mounted at an angle on a collectibles shelf to hold jewelry, showcase Mod-Podge pictures in the indented sections, hold key rings, and/or to simply enjoy its stunning aesthetically attractive character.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeously distressed wooden Swank valet tray for its very good condition, rich brown wood tone, brass metal accents, aesthetically attractive character marks, Mid-Century Modern design, retro Mid-Century charm, and beautiful overall appearance.

The gorgeously distressed wooden Swank dresser valet tray weighs approximately 20 oz.

The rectangular-shaped wooden Swank valet tray measures approximately 13" in length x 6.5" wide x 2 5/8" tall overall or 1.25" tall to the top of the actual tray.

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Vintage Wooden Valet Entryway Catchall Distressed Brown Mens Fashion Swank Japan Jewelry Holder Home Decor Bedroom Storage Wood Tray

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