This mirrored plateau features a silver-plated cast rocky border interspersed with flowers and leaves. The plateau has a wooden bottom and rests on three wooden disc feet. 12Dia. x 1.25T. From England.Historical BackgroundA large, flat table ornament, usually a horizontal framed mirror, a plateau was used to display a centerpiece or epergne as well as candlesticks, salts, cruets, casters, or small ornamental pieces. On some plateaus, figures are interspersed along the rim.