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.
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Below are a few examples of previously sold Cellaretts, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Superb Quality Regency Antique Mahogany Cellarette / Wine Cooler. Dating from around 1830 this is a superb quality antique cellarette made from mahogany in the Regency period. It has a sarcophagus shaped lid with key and working lock and the interior has the original lead lined dividers. All the sides have striking flamed mahogany figuring with moulded edges and canted corners. It stands on four elegantly carved lion paw legs with original brass castors. This really is a superb piece of antiquity and one of this period and quality are not often found available for sale.
James the furniture is beautiful!!!! Paul
HiEverything has arrived safely and items are fab, thank you. The two chaps placed the cabinet upstairs without any trouble. Thanks again Pamela
Hi James,Just letting you know that the cabinet arrived safe and soundly, and is absolutely fantastic. Thank you so very much for being so accommodating and kind, I really appreciate it. Hopefully once I have finished my Masters I will be cashed up again and will definitely visit your website.Kind regards,Stewart