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Christofle Meat Trolley from Henri Soulé's Le Pavillon
- This meat carving trolley was crafted in the 1940s for the famed restaurant Le Pavillon
- The top of the shiny domed lid is emblazoned with the restaurant's name and marked with a seal
- Based in Paris, Christofle has been manufacturing high-quality luxury items since 1830
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Opened in 1941, Le Pavillon was heralded for bringing elevated French food and sophistication to New York City. Several would-be notable chefs, including a young Jacques Pépin, spent time in the kitchen. Everyone from the Kennedys, Astors and Vanderbilts to the Windsors and Marilyn Monroe came to Le Pavillon to dine on French fare and see and be seen. However, the largest presence in the room was undoubtedly the restaurant’s proprietor Henri Soulé. Arguably the original celebrity restauranteur, Soulé had a larger-than-life personality and helmed the restaurant like a symphony maestro. In fact, photos capture Soulé standing tableside serving from a smaller meat trolley. The overwhelming grandeur and artful engraving of the present meat trolley is a testament to the restaurant’s lasting legacy of elegance and refinement.
Based in Paris, Christofle has been manufacturing high-quality luxury items since 1830. Christofle silver has graced the tables of European and Asian nobility for decades, and is the tableware of choice on such luxury transportation as the Orient Express and the Trans-Siberian Railway. Innovative and revolutionary, the Christofle name is synonymous with elegance and style.
43 1/4" high by 34 1/2" wide by 23 5/8" deep