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Mahogany Wine Cellarettes

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Once considered an essential piece of furniture for the stylish dining affair, the wine cellarette reached its peak in popularity in the mid-18th century. During a time when wine was a considered a luxury, wine cellarettes such as this became a symbol of wealth, and some of the most upper-class dining rooms boasted several large cellarettes to display multiple bottles. These delightful fixtures were often centrally placed where dining guests could easily view the evening’s selections. This exceptional piece, maintained in excellent condition, is a wonderful acquisition for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.

William IV Mahogany Cellarette

This refined William IV period wine cellarette is crafted of rich mahogany and boasts beautifully carved details. The sarcophagus form is distinguished by handsome lion paw feet and intricate inlay accents under the lid. Complete with its grape finial and lead liner, this cellarette can be easily moved and is fitted to receive six bottles of wine. This exceptional piece is a must for wine enthusiasts and collectors. Circa 1830

 18th Century Irish Mahogany Wine Cellarette

This rare 18th century Irish wine cellarette, or cooler, is crafted of rich mahogany in a classic style. Boasting beautifully carved details and an elegant form, this cellarette is a superb example of Irish Chippendale furniture at its finest. Both functional and stylish, the wine cooler features a brass liner for storing one’s best vintage at just the right temperature, while two drawers allow for discretely storing one’s cocktail accoutrements. The cooler rests atop a square base with a delicately molded edge and elegantly scrolled cabriole legs terminating in channelled pad feet. Circa 1760

 

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