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George III Oval Mahogany Wine Cooler


£3,950 | $5,260 USD | €4,476 EUR
Item Number: SA671823
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Box House Antiques
This antique has been viewed 12 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A George III period (ca. 1790) oval mahogany wine cooler, with excellent unrestored colour and patina, and original solid brass carrying handles to either side.
This smart late 18th century Georgian wine cooler (cellaret) has a deep rich original waxed colour and patination.
It is brass-bound (of coopered construction) supported on its separate, original stand. Raised on square tapering legs terminating with original brass cappings and castors.
It can be also used as a small side table or lamp table. Comes with a bespoke (fitted) clear safety glass cover.
Antique oval wine coolers of this design are quite rare, and make a very elegant addition to a dining room sideboard, or as an occasional table in a drawing room. By removing the top, some examples of this form of wine cooler were often later converted to be used as a jardiniere.
See Christies 23rd May 2013, lot 23, a mahogany oval wine cooler sold @ £17,500.
Further reading:
Ralph Edwards CBE FSA 'Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture', Hamlyn Publ, London, Fourth Impression 1972, p. 640: “In late Georgian times the wine cooler was generally a plain mahogany tub hooped with brass and standing on four legs. Mary Kenyon in a letter to her mother (October 30th 1775) wrote that among the furniture in the parlour of her new house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields was a ‘handsome cistern of mahogany with brass hoops etc. under the sideboard”.
A typical example of a brass-bound wine cooler is shown in a picture by Zoffany, representing William Ferguson with his friends commemorating his succession to the estate of Raith in 1781. See Ralph Edwards CBE FSA showing the Zoffany painting with the oval brass-bound wine cooler in the foreground, in ‘The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, [sic] p. 640, fig. 7 .
Est. 1957
Internal Ref: BHA946


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 62.9 cm (24.8")
Width = 61 cm (24.0")
Depth = 47 cm (18.5")

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Box House Antiques
United Kingdom

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