The Antique Cellarette was also called an Antique Wine Cooler and it was a very important piece of furniture in the late 18th and early 19th Century. It was a receptacle in which wine was stored before use at the dining table or under the pedestal sideboard. The wine would have been placed into the Cellarette directly from the cellar and this would keep it cool during the evening meal as wine was preferred to be consumed chilled. The Wine cooler was mainly only seen during the late Georgian to the Regency periods due to a Victorian design of having a fitted drawer in a sideboard with led lined dividers to store your wine so the free standing Cellarets usefulness became obsolete. They were mainly constructed from Mahogany, sometimes with a flat top but also you can see them with a sarcophagus shaped top. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.