Beautiful Woven Wicker Placement or Charger Plate has a gorgeous braided edge detail. It's the perfect addition to any table setting.
To define a charger plate is to envision an elegant dining table set for a special evening of good food, fine wine and excellent company. Charger plates, otherwise known as service plates, are set underneath the dinner plates and on top of either a tablecloth or placemat. Their purpose is to keep the tablecloth clean and to provide a barrier between the salad, soup and dinner plates and the table as the meal progresses.
Each item is hand woven and will vary slightly in size and appearance, this is the mark of an Artisan Crafted item and is desirable not a defect.
ORIGIN: Handwoven in Bali, Indonesia
DIMENSIONS: 13" DIA x 1" H
FACTS & HISTORY: Food is not actually served on chargers; they are often called underplates or chop plates. The word "charger" originated around 1275–1325 from the Middle English "chargeour". Formerly, a charger signified either a large platter or a large, shallow dish for liquids.
The old English word “chargeour” found in Old English and Scottish texts, referred to any means for carrying heavy items. Its Latin base “carricane” means “to load” and that’s what chargers did – carry a load. As dining evolved from an emphasis on an entire pig placed on a chargeour in the center of a table for all to grab, to sophisticated plated service, chargers also evolved and became a more elegant way to set and serve.