REBECCA KELLER
Butler's Apron/Silver Tray
2007
acrylic on apron, silver tray, text
The butler, always a man, was at the top of the servant hierarchy: he made more money and did less work, and alone among the servants was meant to be seen by visitors (as a sign of status). The architecture reflects this - the butler's pantry was situated between the kitchen / work zones and the family areas.