Vintage Ercol Old Colonial Three Tier Bar Cart/Hostess Trolly

Vintage Ercol Old Colonial Three Tier Bar Cart/Hostess Trolly

Vintage Ercol Old Colonial Three Tier Bar Cart/Hostess Trolly

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Cambridge , United Kingdom
Estimated delivery time
One to two weeks
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About this item

Vintage from the 1960s

A collectable design classic. Designed by Lucian Ercolani in the 1950s.

A solid wood construction brings many advantages, including the highest standard of craftsmanship and sincerity of construction down to the smallest detail.

This Ercol buffet/ drinks trolly shows all the above with unassuming honestly, being robust in character with homely simplicity and aptness for purpose realised in solid wood. Ercol furniture proved to give a lifetime of service and use for generations, and this is no exception.

This trolly has the Old Colonial Antique finish - an antique stain is applied by hand (not sprayed), allowing natural highlights of the wood to shine through. A sealing lacquer is then applied and a final touch of wax is also applied by hand. Everything is done to enhance the wood and to prevent the finish marring the natural beauty and feel of the wood.

The pictures show some wear to the top tray - whilst we have degreased and re-oiled the trolly, we haven’t tried to re-stain the top tray as we want to keep this piece honest without compromising Ercol’s fine craftsmanship. The only other attention we have given this piece was to smooth off the chips and dints present on the up-stand of the top tray.

With the original Ercol badge still present, made from solid elm and beech with three wide shelves (in solid elm), Ercol describe this trolly as:

“a versatile trolly that is capacious enough to carry your needs for everything from elevenses to a three course dinner. Graceful and light, this trolly is nevertheless unusually strong and sturdy with ball casters so that it glides quietly and smoothly with the minimum of effort and can revolve on its own

This post-war piece is a perfect purchase for anyone who needs their storage to be adaptable and easily moved – whether it becomes home to the record player in the lounge, or as the bar cart at Christmas, siting silently in a corner storing books or as a supper trolly for those late night nibbles of cheese and wine - or perhaps all of the above, changing throughout the year.

Please bear in mind that all our vintage and retro items have had a life before you purchase them (sometimes quite a long one!) therefore they will show signs of wear and use. We never sell items that we wouldn’t be happy to have in our own homes and provide images detailing any significant damage or unusual wear. Please read the details and examine the images prior to purchase. If you’re unsure, or would like some more information, please contact us, we’re always happy to help.

Our Delivery Policy
Safely delivering items you purchase in a timely fashion is both our priority and also one of the most challenging aspects of our business.
Where possible, we would prefer to hand deliver, either by ourselves or via our dedicated courier. This ensures that your purchases arrive in exactly the condition they were in when you purchased them, as accurately described on our site. Grouping these deliveries together, which both saves you cost and also benefits the environment, you should expect delivery to be within 1 to 3 weeks of you placing the order. We will contact you directly with a firm delivery date and advise you in advance of a two hour delivery window.
We offer free delivery on some items within 15 miles of Cambridge and also throughout mainland UK on some items advertised. Where free delivery applies, it is most likely to be hand or courier delivered, so expect it to be between 1 and 3 weeks.
Our minimum packaging and delivery cost is £30; larger, heavier, or multiple items, or for outreaching areas of the UK, are likely to be significantly more expensive. For multiple purchases, we will happily discount.
We are able to package and export items beyond mainland UK and have done so as far afield as Hong Kong and New Zealand. Please contact us directly for a tailored quotation.
When ordering, please supply us with your email address and mobile phone number, so we may liaise directly with you regarding delivery. Please advise if there are any delivery restrictions that will apply (such as access, parking restrictions etc.).
Please note that if we are unable to deliver on a pre-arranged day, you will be charged the full delivery fee for re-delivery.


W72.0 x H78.0 x D46.0 cm



Wear condition

Apparent Wear and Tear



Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Mid 20th Century


VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered


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